The Clergy Day Apart, scheduled for Sept. 19, has been transformed into a Day of Response, offering clergy time to volunteer in disaster response. Suggestions for how to spend this day include: 1) Assist Pastor Cris Noble in Belhaven with cleaning out flooded church buildings at Trinity UMC (492 E. Main St., Belhaven). Please meet at 8 a.m. Lunch… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, recently awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) $17,500 to support the unmet needs of families in Robeson County who were victims of Hurricane Matthew. At least five families will benefit from this generosity. Funds… Continue Reading→
In spring 2018, the American Red Cross awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) a $13,900 grant to provide funding for rebuilding homes in Robeson County affected by Hurricane Matthew. During the grant period, April 1 – June 30, funds were to be disbursed among several homes, with the recommendation… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Ann Huffman discuss disaster response as we are now in the midst of hurricane season and approaching the second anniversary of Hurricane Matthew.
During this holiday week, Bishop Ward reminds us that God’s grace is for all people in all places.
The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) six more grants of $10,000 each to support Hurricane Matthew recovery work in Cumberland County. These latest six grants are designated for the following: • Debris removal • Electrical repair &… Continue Reading→
With funding provided by the Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., the disaster response program of the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) welcomes a new construction manager, Stephanie Hunt. The funding also provides Stephanie a new work truck. Though she comes from Virginia, Stephanie is… Continue Reading→
Colorful shirts, full hearts, a refurbished home and grateful homeowner – these were the hallmarks of the Last Nail Ceremony held February 21 on Logsboro Road in Tarboro. The Last Nail Ceremony, conducted by World Renew volunteers, is a poignant one. The last nail driven to restore the home is one that affixes a handmade… Continue Reading→
In the early days after a disaster, Early Response Teams (ERTs) clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. While neither first-responders nor rebuild- or repair-teams, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected… Continue Reading→