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.
North Carolina has experienced three devastating natural disasters within the past four years. Just as recovery began for one hurricane, another hurricane made landfall along the coast. Thousands of homes and lives were uprooted, leaving many people in need of assistance. Local communities began to unite in response, along with organizations from across the nation…. Continue Reading→
Chris Gibson, World Renew’s Groups Program Manager, and Ann Huffman, Disaster Ministries Volunteer and Call Center Coordinator, discuss the partnership between World Renew and Disaster Ministries. Listen to Episode 9 of The Stormcast to learn more about the partnership. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 888-440-9167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding and wind damage across North Carolina. The Wallace family was one of many whose home was flooded due to Hurricane Florence. A family member found the home under 2 feet of water. The roof and ceiling were also damaged due to high winds. Once the flooding subsided, the damaged materials… Continue Reading→
On Saturday, October 19, NC Conference Disaster Ministries received $100,000 from Braswell Family Farms, a leading producer of eggs and agricultural feed based in Nash County. Other organizations, including Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries (WARM) and NC Baptists on Mission, received donations as well. Ann Huffman, Disaster Ministries Volunteer Coordinator, and Rev. Jaye White, Director of… Continue Reading→
Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. has generously supported Disaster Ministries in Cumberland County. Disaster Ministries has been awarded several grants totaling over $90,000 that have supplied safety equipment, materials for home repairs, and staff. There have been multiple homeowners in Cumberland County that have been able to repair their… Continue Reading→
On October 7, members of the NC Conference Disaster Ministries team met with representatives from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) at their offices in Alexandria, VA. IRUSA is one of our vital partners in the work of recovery in eastern North Carolina. IRUSA is a large, multifaceted organization, working around the world to alleviate suffering and… Continue Reading→
The American Red Cross has awarded the North Carolina Conference Disaster Ministries a Continuation (Phase 2) grant in the amount of $400,000. In a recent update, we shared that the Red Cross had awarded Disaster Ministries a $250,000 grant, which we are using to provide funding for 50 clients. The additional funds will be used… Continue Reading→
Disaster Ministries serves as a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster, fostering partnerships between United Methodists and others to help rebuild homes, communities, and lives. We are so thankful for the partnerships we have developed with state organizations and other relief groups. United Methodist Committee on Relief We are grateful for our partnership… Continue Reading→