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→
As Hurricane Dorian approaches NC, Jaye White, Director of Outreach Ministry, shares how the NC Conference is ready to respond if needed.
Herman Dukes has patiently waited for assistance to repair damages in his home caused by Hurricane Florence. Herman’s home was unsafe to live in causing him to seek shelter in a tent beside his home. The Disaster Ministries Center in Wilmington answered Herman’s call for help and has begun to rebuild his home. Ed Sundy,… Continue Reading→
The United Methodist Church Disaster Response Ministry sent a team of tree trimmers to assist homeowner, Richard Gardner, in New Bern, North Carolina. Mr. Gardner was denied assistance by his insurance company due to unstable trees surrounding his home. A team of 8 experienced volunteers, led by arborist, Cullen Whitley, successfully removed the trees. The… Continue Reading→
After Priscilla Smith’s home was damaged in not one, but two storms, it took hundreds of hands to give her a safe new dwelling. Volunteers will be needed for the next year and a half to help put others back into their homes. Call the Disaster Call Center — 888-440-9167 — to volunteer your time…. Continue Reading→
Will you say “Yes Lord?”
Bill Negron, pastor at Dixon Chapel UMC and working as a chaplain at the West Brunswick High School shelter, talks about the dire situation during Hurricane Florence when when he beckoned God for hope. Thanks to Pat Litzinger for producing and sharing this video.
Ann Street UMC in Beaufort survived the ravages of Hurricane Florence fairly well but are now set up as a hub for the people “Down East” to get food, supplies, and assistance.