The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has supported NC Conference Disaster Ministries’ disaster relief and recovery efforts in eastern North Carolina. Read UMCOR’s article on how they help and support conferences, like the NC Conference, in disaster preparation.
Al Miller delivering N-95 masks to Cape Fear Valley Health. Photo by Cape Fear Valley Health The Director of Disaster Ministries, Al Miller, delivered 3,000 N-95 masks to Cape Fear Valley Health on March 24. CBS 17’s Kayla Strayer writes about the donation. Chestnut Street United Methodist Church helped deliver 1,000 N-95 masks from Disaster… Continue Reading→
A volunteer service day was held in Onslow County in February. Volunteers worked on three different homes in Jacksonville, Swansboro, and Richlands. Disaster Ministries staff from Swansboro and Newport supervised the volunteers. The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC wrote about the volunteer event. https://www.jdnews.com/news/20200215/volunteers-gather-to-repair-homes-as-hurricane-florence-recovery-continues
The Island Free Press published an article on Pastor Tim Fitch and his efforts to help Ocracoke Island recover following Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/two-ministers-two-islands-one-family-ocracoke-recovery-efforts-hit-close-to-home-for-a-rodanthe-pastor/
The Ocracoke Observer and Island Free Press posted an article featuring Ocracoke UMC’s pastor, Susie Fitch-Slater, following Hurricane Dorian.
During Elon University’s fall break, students and faculty volunteered with the Wilmington Disaster Ministries Center to help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Florence. https://myfox8.com/2019/10/24/elon-university-students-help-restore-coastal-homes-damaged-by-hurricane-florence/
About 30 volunteers from from Eastern Kentucky University and Northern Kentucky University came to Swansboro during their Spring Break to assist North Carolinians with recovery from Hurricane Florence. https://www.jdnews.com/news/20190313/college-students-from-kentucky-aid-in-florence-repairs https://www.witn.com/content/news/–Volunteers-continue-to-help-military-community-recover-from-Hurricane-Florence-507172871.html
Jenny White, reporter for The Rocky Mount Telegram writes about the cleaning kit assembly at First UMC: Rocky Mount. http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2018/09/27/Congregation-works-to-aid-flood-victims.html
The Raleigh News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer posted videos including Trenton UMC and the Rev. Leo Fair. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/article218886895.html https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article218910115.html