Written by Jason DuVall and Scott Cooper Once again, the nation will pause on the third Monday of January to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights activist, crusader for economic justice, and anti-war advocate. He’s become such a widely beloved figure that it’s easy to overlook how controversial he was in his time…. Continue Reading→
Posts and information about the response to Hurricane Matthew.
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.
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→
The home ravaged by Hurricane Matthew and adopted by the Capital District churches is nearing completion and a home dedication service was held on Dec. 13. The home, owned by Betty Hunt, is in Lumberton. Gary Locklear, regional director for disaster response, says the hope is to have Ms. Betty back in her home by… Continue Reading→
As Advent begins, we stand once again amid the destruction left by devastating storms. In the darkness, we yearn for light, Bishop Ward writes in an article published by Faith & Leadership.