Hurricane Matthew response
many volunteers are involved in relief efforts which include, feeding, disaster recovery (mud-outs, tear-outs, chainsaw work), chaplaincy, providing showers, doing laundry and much more. How will YOU get involved?
PRAY. GIVE. GO...
1. We will be collecting the following items to aid flood victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
a. Items to donate: Bottled Water, Cleaning Supplies, Garbage bags, Brooms, Mops, Work gloves, Non-perishable Food Items, Paper Products, Toiletries, Diapers, Baby Wipes, Blankets, Insect Repellent, First Aid Items, Pet Food. (no clothes).
b. Drop-off sites are:
i. WBA Resource Center, 610 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. October 17-20, Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm. Other times, by appointment.
ii. Atkinson Baptist Church, 200 E. Church St., Atkinson, NC 28421, Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm.
iii. College Acres Baptist Church, 702 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403. Monday-Thursday, 9am – 4pm.
iv. Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, 5524 Myrtle Grove Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409, Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm.
v. Wrightsboro Baptist Church, 2736 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC 28401, Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm and Friday 10am-1pm.
vi. Silver Lake Baptist Church, 4715 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, Monday 9am-1pm, Tuesday 1pm–5pm, Wednesday, 1pm-8pm and Thursday, 9am-1pm.
vii. Lifeway Christian Bookstore, 314 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403, Monday-Saturday, 9am-9pm .
If you need to receive some of these supplies to help those in your communities, please let me know by responding to this message, text or phone call.
2. Consider taking a few minutes this Sunday to pray for people affected by Hurricane Matthew. Pray for the volunteers who are going to minister. Pray for safety and the witness of our disaster relief volunteers. Pray for churches in the affected areas. Pray that God’s love will be shown to hurting people.
3. Go. If you are interested and able to go and help, please visit www.baptistsonmission.org/hurricanematthew to sign up. You can also get updates on our website and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ncmissions . We are enlisting both trained and untrained volunteers. The untrained volunteers will work alongside those that are trained and certified. This need will increase once the flooded rivers recede.
4. Give to help those in need. If you would like to make a contribution, please make your check payable to N.C. Baptist Men/Baptists On Mission, designated for Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief, and mail to: NCBM, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC27512. You may also give online. Also, please support the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). All of NCBM’s regular budget comes from the NCMO. CBF is also a vital partner with N.C. Baptists On Mission. Thank you for NC Baptists who are partnering with SBC and CBF churches along with the Wilmington Baptist Association and our sister associations in affected by the aftermath of hurricane Matthew.. We are also receiving contributions for Cuba and Haiti.
5. Consider downloading this video about Hurricane Matthew and showing it during your service this Sunday https://vimeo.com/187293951 . It is approximately two minutes long, but it is a powerful way to show the need, what God is doing and how we can help.
6. We are starting to work on some “Church to Church” and “Church to Family” partnerships to help churches and families to rebuild. More information will be coming on this. Church to Church Partnerships.
7. If you have a need or question, call or text: Roy Smith (910) 899-7706 or Mike Moser (910) 473-2911.