Windsor UMC in Windsor, North Carolina gathered following Hurricane Dorian to assemble cleaning kits for those affected by the storm. Below is Pastor Joan Fischer’s account of the church’s involvement. “On Sunday morning, September 8, the members of Windsor UMC gathered for worship as is their custom. This worship time was different. This morning they… Continue Reading→
The three-hour car ride from Garner to Swan Quarter was only the beginning of our journey. Once there, we drove onto the ferry and settled in for the two hour and forty-minute ride across the Pamlico Sound to Ocracoke. Other than aircraft, traveling the Sound is the only way to get to the island of… Continue Reading→
Over the past three years, North Carolina has been impacted by three devastating hurricanes. Many homes and lives were uprooted due to wind and flood damage. With the help of our partners and volunteers, Disaster Ministries has been able to help over 600 people return home. Watch this anniversary video and see the impact Disaster… Continue Reading→
NC Conference Disaster Ministries has received clearance to send Early Response Teams to Ocracoke. The first team arrives this evening and will begin working tomorrow morning. Our staff on Ocracoke has identified 290 homes damaged due to flooding and will continue assessments along the east coast. Due to the limited access on the island, partnerships… Continue Reading→
The Disaster Ministries staff and Early Response Teams are ready to begin assessments and recovery efforts in the affected areas. Disaster Ministries staff have established a center in Ocracoke to house ERTs working to tarp roofs, remove debris, and muck out homes. ERTs will be directed by District Disaster Response Coordinators, once we are cleared… Continue Reading→
Hi there. This is Al Miller, I am the Director of Disaster Ministries for the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. I want to thank you. I want to thank you for looking in today. I want to thank you for your efforts. Thank you for helping us help those who need the… Continue Reading→
As Hurricane Dorian approaches NC, Jaye White, Director of Outreach Ministry, shares how the NC Conference is ready to respond if needed.