Hurricane Matthew Update 3-14-17 - We give a big thank you to the volunteers that have participated and to those that plan to help out in the future. As before we have four sites open now but are planning on a fifth site to open in Goldsboro in April. Please remember that your participation is a great encouragement to those that have lost so much from Hurricane Matthew. Your presence makes the biggest difference. To participate, sign up by clicking on the "Volunteer Now" link in the side bar.
Hurricane Matthew Update 2-28-17 - All four sites are going strong providing assistance to Hurricane Matthew homeowners. To date twelve (12) homes have bee repaired. In the month of February, over 800 volunteer days have been invested in eastern NC. Would you like to be involved in helping families return home? If so, sign up for this spring and summer by clicking on the "Volunteer Now" link in the side bar.
Hurricane Matthew Update 2-14-17 - 10 homes have been repaired but there are hundreds more that need help with repairing damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Begin planning now for summer and fall trips to any of the four places we are currently working: Black River (Pender County), Lumberton, Warsaw, and Windsor. Sign up by clicking on the "Volunteer Now" link in the side bar.
Hurricane Matthew Update 2-3-17 - By the numbers: 19,369 volunteer days; 81 professions of faith; 455,107 meals prepared; 1,485 cleanup jobs completed; 8,678 showers, 2,500 laundry loads; 7 homes repaired. Volunteers are needed to help with construction and perhaps some cleanup. We will provide the materials, volunteer logistics, and coordination. Sign up by clicking on the "Volunteer Now" link in the side bar. Current rebuild sites are: Lumberton, Black River (Pender County), Warsaw, and Windsor
Hurricane Matthew Update 1-18-17 -
A few rebuilds are complete but there are many more to go. Its not too early to sign up for spring or summer rebuild efforts. Construction teams are needed for many months ahead. Sign up by clicking on the sidebar- Volunteer Now.
Hurricane Matthew Update 1-3-17 - Volunteers continued cleanup and rebuild efforts after the Christmas break. We are focusing our attention on rebuild with some cleanup efforts still underway. Volunteers are still needed to help with our long term efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Worksites include: Lumberton, Tarboro, Warsaw, and Windsor. Sign up to help by clicking on the sidebar - Volunteer Now.
Hurricane Matthew Update - 12-15-16 - Cleanup efforts continue in a few places while we transition to house repair in others. Currently we are doing mostly cleanup in Tarboro, with cleanup and beginning the repair process in Lumberton. Warsaw, Windsor, and Black River are mainly house repair sites at this time. We will need volunteers for many months to come so please consider participating as an individual or as a team. Sign up by clicking on the Volunteer Now link in the sidebar.
Hurricane Matthew Update - 11-30-16 - The Lord has blessed with many volunteers (15,200 volunteer days) completing over 1,025 cleanup jobs across eastern NC. Currently there are 10 sites open for recovery. However, this number is expected to be reduced as the requests for assistance continue to drop in some areas. This doesn't mean the work is complete. It only means that the work is consolidating to fewer places. We will need volunteers for months to come to be involved in cleanup and rebuild. 2 sites are already beginning the rebuild process: Warsaw and Windsor.
Holiday schedule - Christmas: close at the end of the work day, Wednesday, December 21. Reopening on Tuesday, December 27.
- New Years: close at the end of the work day, December 31. Reopening on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Hurricane Matthew Update - 11-11-16 - We are expecting a large turnout of volunteers this weekend and next. Over 10,500 volunteer days have been served by volunteers helping Hurricane Matthew survivors. Over 550 jobs have been completed. We are maintaining 12 sites at this time in the following locations: Black River (Kelly), Elizabethtown, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Hope Mills, Kinston, Lumberton, Fair Bluff, Red Springs, Tarboro, Warsaw, and Windsor. Over the next few weeks you will begin to see a shift in the scale and scope of the work that needs to be completed. For the Thanksgiving Holiday we plan to close all sites at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and reopen most sites on Friday, Nov. 26. To volunteer, sign up by clicking on "Volunteer Now" in the sidebar.
Hurricane Matthew Update-11-4-2016- There is an urgent need for volunteers to help with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts! Teams are needed to help individuals and families remove the wet furniture, floors, walls, and other items as needed. We will need many recovery volunteers for many months to come. You do not need to be trained; there will be on the job training. Lodging and meals are provided free of charge at our various sites. Youth are also welcomed to participate. Thousands of homes and many thousands of people were affected by Hurricane Matthew and we need volunteers to assist with cleanup for the long term. Please share this at your church.
Pray for people who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. Pray for the volunteers who are going to minister. If you are interested and able to go and help, please either call 800.395.5102 ext. 5596 or go to our website to sign up: http://baptistsonmission.org/HurricaneMatthew. You can also get updates on our website and on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ncmissions
Hurricane Matthew Update-10-20-2016- Mud-out and tear-out volunteers are needed in many different locations across North Carolina for Hurricane Matthew Relief. Right now, we are taking volunteers in the Lumberton area, Red Springs, Fayetteville area, Warsaw area, Windsor area, Goldsboro, Greenville, Hope Mills and Kinston area. Other locations will be operational soon. Please go to www.baptistsonmission.org/HurricaneMatthew and click on the “volunteer now” button.
Hurricane Matthew Update- 10-17-2016- Mud-out, tear-out and chainsaw volunteers are needed in many different locations across North Carolina. Right now, we are taking volunteers in the Lumberton area, Red Springs, Fayetteville area, Warsaw area, Windsor area and Kinston area. Other locations will be operational soon. Please go to www.baptistsonmission.org/HurricaneMatthew and click on the “volunteer now” button.
Hurricane Matthew Update- 10/14/2016- Hurricane Matthew devastated many parts of eastern North Carolina. As N.C. Baptists, we are currently working across the affected areas to help victims of this tragic storm.
Right now, many of our 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. We have large feeding kitchens and volunteers serving in Fayetteville, Lumberton, Kinston and many other locations. We have invited other states to assist us in Greenville, Whiteville, Wallace and other places.
Thousands of homes and many thousands of people were affected by Hurricane Matthew, and we need volunteers to assist with cleanup over the long term. We will need many recovery volunteers for many months and even years to come. Please share this at your church.
Please continue to pray, go and give.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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, NC 27512. You may also give online. Also, please support the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). All of NCBM’s regular budget comes from the NCMO.
Disaster Relief Update – 10/10/2016-
- 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.
Feeding Unit 2 is set up now and providing meals from Cedar Falls Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC.
Manna 1 is setting up in Hyde Park Baptist Church, Lumberton, NC. Feeding will begin on Wednesday. Clean-up/recovery will later be a part of this site operation as well.
Unit 3 will start serving tomorrow (Tuesday) at Kinston, First Baptist.
Red Springs Mission Camp and Shelby Mission Camp will be receiving in-kind donations. Red Springs Mission Camp will be coordinating efforts in surrounding areas affected by flooding.
Arkansas Baptists are setting up at Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville.
Virginia Baptists are setting up at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.
Missouri Baptists are setting at Western Prong Baptist Church in Whiteville.
We may also be asking another state to set up a kitchen at FBC Wallace or other locations.
Recovery efforts will mainly be in a waiting mode until water recedes.
Please pray for people who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew is a very big disaster that will affect our state for a long time. We plan to be involved in helping people for many days, weeks and even years to come and we welcome you and your church to be a part of these efforts. The water is still rising in many places so some of the ways we respond will change over the next few days.
10/8/2016- Hurricane Matthew Update
We are preparing for Hurricane Matthew to pass. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will all be affected. NCBM Disaster Relief volunteers have been tracking the storm and the current storm damage. We are in contact with our state and national partners as well as Emergency Management officials. Mobile kitchens, recovery teams, and additional support teams are on standby to assist. We have been asked to send one of our large feeding un its (30,000 meals per day unit) and other equipment and teams to Florida (Jacksonville area). Feeding is expected to begin as early as Sunday or perhaps Monday. We are also preparing other large kitchens and other equipment for deployment to wherever they are needed (probably NC). Please continue to pray for people who are in the path of Matthew. We believe that we will need many volunteers in the days and weeks to come in NC as well as other states. Please pray for people affected by Hurricane Matthew.
10-6-2016- Hurricane Matthew Update- Haiti and the far eastern part of Cuba were hit very hard by Hurricane Matthew. We expect to be sending medical and construction teams to Haiti when we can safely do so and when we know that we can get where we are most needed. We sent funds today to Haiti and Cuba to purchase food and building materials.
We are also preparing for Hurricane Matthew to hit the United States. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will be affected the most (although there could be some damage in NC as well). We have been asked to send one of our large feeding units (30,000 meals per day unit) and other equipment and teams to Florida. We are also preparing our other large kitchen for deployment to wherever it is needed. Please continue to pray for people who are in the path of Matthew.
10/4/2016- 5 pm Update- Hurricane Matthew Update- We have been in touch with partners in Haiti and one of the first big needs for the next few weeks/months will be for food and water. The other big needs will be for temporary shelter, medical help, and roofs for churches, schools and homes. You can provide a case of food (that will provide approximately 200 rice based meals) for about $20 per case. We are also working to provide a container(s) of food for $22,000 per container (each container has enough food to provide approximately 270,000 meals). If you want to help financially, send a check to NCBM, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. Designate your check for Hurricane Matthew- Haiti relief.
10-3-2016- Hurricane Matthew is a very powerful storm that will cause major damage to Haiti, Cuba and other countries. Hurricane Matthew could also affect the Carolinas later this week. Right now, we are preparing for a possible response in Haiti and in Cuba (we have partnerships/partners in both of these countries). We are preparing to possibly send medical and construction teams to Haiti (and possibly Cuba) after Matthew passes. We know that there will be many financial needs and we have trustworthy partners on the ground who will be responding. Please pray for people who are in the path of Hurricane Matthew.