There’s no better time than Lent to give of our resources to help others in need. Consider a One Great Hour of Sharing offering through your local church on Sunday March 6, 2016, to enable the compassionate ministry of UMCOR to continue around the world. “And God is able to provide you with every blessing […]
Update on Food Buckets for Sierra Leone!
Thank you for the overwhelming response so far to the appeal for Food Buckets for the people of Sierra Leone who have been affected by the Ebola virus crisis. This crisis has made many people food insecure—particularly those who have been stigmatized by having the virus themselves or in their families. These food buckets will […]
Cleaning Buckets for UMCOR
Here is the latest from UMCOR on the assembly of UMCOR Cleaning Buckets. (posted 9-23-2013) Cleaning Bucket Value: $ 55.00 5 gallon bucket with resealable lid Buckets from fast food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements […]
Tropical Storm Andrea — Be Prepared
As of: 06-06-2013 Six days into Hurricane Season and we have our first named storm, Andrea. While this storm seems to be relatively weak and fast moving, people and communities need to make preparations for a quick moving storm. Andrea’s path and effects seems to be moving in and through our area on Thursday evening and Friday with probable heavy […]
Hurricane Irene Recovery Continues – Work Teams Needed
Updated: 5-13-2014 at 1:30 PM Hurricane Irene Recovery The NC Conference continues to have an on-going operation for disaster recovery. Over 27,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. Although we are almost 3 years past the devastating storm, although we have rebuilt or repaired over 650 homes, and although we have […]
NC Coastal Neighbors Continue to Need Our Assistance – Hurricane Irene Update
North Carolina United Methodists, more than most, understand the pain and suffering that our friends to the north experienced from Hurricane Sandy. In response, United Methodists across the NC Conference have donated tens of thousands of dollars and have shipped thousands of cleaning buckets. Additionally, as the response phase moves into long-term recovery, […]
Immediate Need for Cleaning Buckets at 3MC!
3MC – The Methodist Men’s Ministry Center, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Durham, and many, many NC Conference United Methodist congregations, has recently shipped 4335 cleaning buckets for Hurricane Sandy storm victims. The cleaning buckets were distributed through UMCOR in Egg Harbor and Ventnor in New Jersey, and through the Salvation Army in Bethpage, NY. […]
Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Material Donations and Volunteer Actions
We have begun receiving calls and emails regarding possible material donations for those victims of Hurricane Sandy and also generous servants wishing to go to the disaster zone and serve. Our first advice is this: If you are not trained and certified in Early Response, please do not go to the disaster area at this time. […]
UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Sandy
Dear 10-Fold Advocate:Even with advance notice, a natural disaster is devastating. But with the knowledge that Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the East Coast, The United Methodist Church immediately prepared to help. • United Methodist Early Response Teams (ERT) from many states were put on alert, ready to deploy when needed. • United Methodist-trained […]
Hurricane Irene Recovery – We Still Need You!
The NC Conference United Methodist Church thanks every one of you who has brought volunteer teams to help clean up, tear out and rebuild homes destroyed by the many disasters that have impacted North Carolina over the past decade. Last August, Hurricane Irene’s wind and rain spent almost 36 hours over eastern North Carolina leaving thousands […]