We are in the bullseye of Hurricane Florence and experts are issuing warnings of a storm on the same scale as Hurricane Hazel in 1954. North Carolina Conference Disaster Response is closely monitoring the storm’s progress. It is essential that we take their warnings seriously and be prepared.
Essential Resources for Hurricane Florence
Read 5 Ways to Prepare for a Hurricane. Every church should follow these steps to help with congregational care and reporting needs to the Conference Disaster Call Center.
There will be a need for funding. Give online at nccumc.org/disaster. 100% of your donation goes to response/relief efforts. Checks may be given to local churches marked “S00176 – NC Storm Emergency Response” on the memo line or sent payable to the Conference Treasurer – Raleigh Area, P.O. Box 890202, Charlotte, NC 28289-0202.
A Facebook Live event will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. on the conference Facebook page. Jaye White, Director of Outreach Ministry and Ann Huffman, Disaster Readiness Coordinator, will discuss what to do before and after a storm.
MERCI (Goldsboro, NC) will be receiving completed flood buckets and health kits. We will keep you updated on the schedule. We will NOT be collecting clothing. Please pay attention to local requests. Many sites will most likely need diapers, wipes, formula and adult disposable underwear. There may be other needs, but do not assume you know what is needed! Provide only what is requested.