Hurricane Florence battered the North Carolina coast near the city of Wilmington with strong winds, storm surge, and then devastating floods. We are thankful that the Covenant Moravian Church was spared any significant damage and will be hosting volunteers for the weeks of November 4-10, and 11-17. Sleeping cots, showers, and food will be available for crew members throughout the two weeks. Individuals of all skill levels are needed to fill the teams that will be doing clean up and some light construction. We are also in need of folks who have pickup trucks or vans that can be used to transport materials to our work sites. Beyond these two weeks we are inviting individuals and teams to join an already established partnership we have with the United Methodist relief effort in Lumberton, NC which was also hit with heavy flooding from Florence. They will be hosting individuals and work crews well into 2019.
The Board of World Mission continues to monitor the unfolding situation in Florida following the devastating arrival of Hurricane Michael as one of the most powerful storms in recent history. We continue to be in touch with our Lutheran and United Methodist partners to see how we can best cooperate with their relief efforts.
If you are interested in joining a mission crew to Wilmington, the Gulf coast, or to our continuing work in St. Thomas, please fill out the registration form found on Board of World Mission website at MoravianMission.org/MDR. Questions can be directed to the Rt. Rev. Chris Giesler by email at email@example.com, or by calling 610-868-1732.
You can help to support all Moravian disaster relief efforts by sending your donations to: Board of World Mission, 1021 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Those living in Canada may send donations to: Moravian Church in Canada, 600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0B8. United States residents may also make donations on-line at http://moravianmission.org/give/ and click on the green “Donate Now” link at the top of the page. Your support changes lives.