In this season of Thanksgiving, and soon Christmas, Bishop Ward invites every congregation to receive special offerings for Hurricane Matthew response and recovery.
At the request of the Florida Conference Disaster Response Committee, the NC Conference Disaster Response committee is organizing ERT led-teams to assist with Hurricane Irma Relief. Individuals may also register. Teams can pick a time slot between October 14 and Dec. 23. The work location will be in the Naples area. Teams must register to receive… Continue Reading→
The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church another grant of $60,052.80 to employ an additional full-time construction manager and to purchase a work truck. The new position, based in Fayetteville, will benefit Cumberland county residents affected by Hurricane Matthew and… Continue Reading→
In addition to our prayers and our financial donations, we can put our hands together to help persons affected by Hurricane Harvey by volunteering to work with needed UMCOR kits at MERCI. Our intention is to send 2000 cleaning buckets and at least 2000 health kits to areas hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey. In order to… Continue Reading→
1. Pray Please pray for those whose lives have been impacted by Harvey. Please also pray for Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and the many volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief. 2. Make relief kits and volunteer at MERCI The NC Conference Disaster & Response Committee is sending 2,000 flood buckets immediately. Countless… Continue Reading→
During hurricane season, Bishop Ward reminds us of the strength the United Methodist Church has in disaster response and recovery.
As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding that Hurricane Harvey continues to produce, we want to help. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) outlines specific ways that you can help now, even as rescue efforts remain underway. Currently the best way to donate financially is through UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Advance #901670. You… Continue Reading→
The North Carolina Conference Disaster Response Ministry is one of six non-profits to receive a grant from the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. The $225,000 grant was announced by Governor Roy Cooper at a NC Conference home rebuilding site in Lumberton on June 28. Hurricane Matthew flooded tens of thousands… Continue Reading→
The main room of the trailer was dark and dusty with old towels covering dirty windows. The darker kitchen had broken drawer fronts and needed a real scouring. There were two fair-sized bedrooms and two very small bathrooms, yet quite a few storage closets. There were appliances that the mom was pleased to have: a stove,… Continue Reading→