Fill Our Truck for Florence Relief and Help Those In Eastern NC!
If you would like to be a part of the support network for Hurricane Florence survivors, please help MSK fill our box truck with needed supplies! We will make sure that they are dispersed to reputable agencies who will be transporting items to those in need.
We will be accepting donations for Florence Relief from Wednesday, 9/19, through Thursday, 9/27, and we can accept donations Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Please bring donated items to the side door and specify that the items are for Florence.
Our goal is fill our box truck by Thursday, 9/27! We will share pictures of the supplies collected and update our supporters on which organizations were supported by MSK.
Items needed for Hurricane Florence victims
Packs of crackers
Pop top canned goods
Cleaning supplies: bleach, mops, brooms, any cleaning products with bleach in them
Bottles of shampoo
Full sized new bath towels
Alcohol or peroxide
New clothing only
avel sized hand sanitizer
Purse sized tissue
The Committee on Relief
The Committee on Relief is the humanitarian relief and development arm of the Western North Carolina Conference. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is our partner, providing expert guidance and training related to disaster planning, preparation, response and recovery. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) are also our partners providing training and guidance in volunteer management as well as trained volunteer teams - from both inside and outside the conference.
Our mission is to alleviate human suffering and advance hope through humanitarian relief, sustainable development, and global missions.
The Committee on Relief is comprised of three units:
Global Missions Committee is coordinated and chaired by the Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller. This unit equips the conference for global mission that alleviates human suffering.
Missions Operations Committee is coordinated and chaired by Frank Greene. This unit offers preparedness and volunteer mission training, provides essential relief supplies through the Mission Response Center located in Terrell, and supports long-term mission and sustainable development operations throughout our conference.
Disaster Response Committee is coordinated and chaired by Rick Hill. This unit responds to disasters within and beyond our conference boundaries through Early Response Teams that assists communities affected by natural disasters.
The chair of the Committee on Relief is the Rev. Stephen Cheyney.
Samaritan's Purse Teams Already at Work in Eastern North Carolina
Samaritan's Purse staff and disaster relief units rolled out to coastal North Carolina on Saturday, even as Florence continued to pour torrential rains onto already devastated communities.
In the hard-hit town of New Bern, North Carolina, our staff and volunteers have begun work cleaning and repairing damaged homes.
We're also in Jacksonville and headed to Wilmington where teams will soon begin clearing debris and mudding out flooded houses in Jesus' Name.
We praise God for each person that has already signed up to help us with this response. Many homeowners along the North Carolina coast are facing devastating losses, and they need our help. Most importantly, they need to know that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.
Would you consider serving on one of our volunteer teams? Let's get to work to rebuild what was broken!
Every time I go out to a wrecked home where our volunteers are helping begin the recovery process, I am privileged to see God's love shared and human dignity affirmed, often through tears, smiles, and sweaty hugs among hardworking people from all over the country.
Your prayer and gifts are also critical to this ministry. Thank you and may God bless you.
President, Samaritan's Purse
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.