Tornado Response – Yes we Still Need Your Help!
Updated: 9-4-11 3:50 PM
Multiple tornadoes slashed across the North Carolina Conference in April 2011, bringing extensive destruction and more than twenty deaths. Scores of homes are destroyed or severely damaged. Recovery actions are in process across the NC Conference.
All twelve districts in the NC Conference suffered some storm damage and in five districts there are areas of extreme damage. The NC Conference has now moved from early response to recovery. If you have a recovery UMVIM Team and would like to help, please contact email@example.com or call 888-440-9167. If you have damage in your area and remain in need for recovery work, please contact your District Disaster Response Coordinator.
The NC Conference has activated a disaster response coordination center. We continue to need volunteers and mission teams to assist with this effort. If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-440-9167.
Please leave your contact information, your skill levels, your equipment capacity, and any other information you wish to tell us. We will contact you and direct you to the area requesting the team. We will have a form listed on our website for this information in the next day or two.
If you are willing to have your facility be used for work teams for this, or any, disaster, please fill out the Disaster Response Facilities Survey and send it to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also consider reaching out financially by giving to NC Storms Emergency Response – NC Advance #S-00176. 100% of every gift to this Advance will go to storm response. You can donate on-line at: Tornado Response
You can also send funds to: NC Conference, P.O. Box 60053, Charlotte, NC 28260. Please be sure to note Advance #S-00176.
NC Conference Congregations are requested to receive a special offering. Information here.
This post will be updated as more information is available.
— Steve Taylor/Outreach Team Coordinator
If you have come to this page through the MERCI Ministry Center page, we welcome you and sincerely thank you for seeking to respond in mission. The MERCI Ministry Center has closed in its current structure and is in transition. However, at this time, we will be utilizing the facility as our warehouse facility to begin our response to Hurricane Irene. Volunteers are needed. Disaster Response needs and efforts continue through the NC Conference Disaster Call Center and in coordination with the District Disaster Response Coordinators. Our deep hope is that in-the-not-distant future we will be able to provide you links to new and exciting possibilities occurring at the Goldsboro location. We continue to need your assistance. Please keep watching the NC Conference Home Page for updates.