TEAMS NEEDED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 4-10 & 11-17 IN WILMINGTON, NC
We continue to hold those who were most affected by Hurricane Florence and its subsequent floods in our prayers. We are thankful that Covenant Moravian Church in Wilmington, NC was spared significant damage and so they are in a position to host work crews wishing to come to the area and help those who have suffered as a result of the storm. We are also happy to be partnering with the North Carolina United Methodist Disaster Response Agency in Lumberton, NC to provide work sites for individuals or groups who wish to continue serving into 2019.
Wilmington, NC – Mission Opportunities
At this moment the Board of World Mission is announcing that we are asking volunteers to come and lend a hand in the clean-up and recovery effort in the Wilmington area for the weeks of November 4-10, and 11-17. Crews will be sleeping on the floor of the fellowship hall of the Covenant Moravian Church and doing clean up and demolition work at homes in the area. An effort is being made to secure sleeping cots but it is advisable to bring your own mattress and bedding. Work sites are being arranged for us through Samaritan’s Purse who is serving as a clearing house between work sites and incoming mission teams.
Crew members of all skill levels are needed to fill the teams as well as kitchen crews to help prepare breakfast and dinner each day if possible. We are particularly in need of contractors and experienced “handy-man” type folks who can help lead others who are willing to lend a hand but lack experience. (please note that if we are unable recruit a cooking team, crews are free to purchase their own food to prepare in the church kitchen or to eat at the wide variety of restaurants and fast-food establishments close to the church).
We are also in need of folks who have pickup trucks or vans that can be used to transport materials to our work sites.
If you are interested in joining a crew, please fill out the registration form found on our website at MoravianMission.org/MDR
Lumberton, NC – Mission Opportunities
Lumberton was devastated in 2016 with flooding from Hurricane Matthew and now Florence has only compounded their miseries. Moravians have been partnering with North Carolina United Methodist Disaster Response since Hurricane Matthew and we are happy to be continuing our partnership.
Groups choosing to work in Lumberton have more flexibility in selecting service dates because groups are housed either in a permanent facility in the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church or in a nearby home that the agency owns. Bunks with mattresses are available here and you need only to bring your sheets or sleeping bags.
If you are interested in serving either by yourself or with a group in Lumberton please contact Ann Wade 919-441-0735 or by email at email@example.com. Once you have arranged your service dates we ask that you contact the Board of World Mission office and let them know when you are scheduled to go.
Bless Others with your Financial Gift
We would invite your support for Moravian Disaster Response (MDR) funding as we respond to the needs of not only this storm but the on-going needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands from last year’s storms and the potential for hurricanes and other disasters yet to come this year. Designating your gift to “MDR” allows us to use your donation in the place where it is most needed at the moment
You can help to bring aid to these affected areas by making a secure online donation at http://moravianmission.org/give/ and click on the green “Donate Now” link at the top of the page.
If you wish to mail in your donations, please send them to our Bethlehem office:
Board of World Mission
1021 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Those living in Canada may send donations to the following address in order to receive full tax credit for your donation which will then be sent along to the BWM:
Moravian Church in Canada
600 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 0B8
For more information: Please call the Board of World Mission at 610-868-1732, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Board of World Mission web site at www.moraviamission.org to sign up to be a volunteer by following the “Serve” link.
Even as we prepare to respond to this need, our commitment remains to the rebuilding efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Texas and we welcome those with questions about those specific opportunities to reach out to Jill Kolodziej (email@example.com) for more information.
We thank you for being part of the Body of Christ that continues to reach out to those who suffer so that they can find comfort and the love of God.
Peace in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Chris Giesler
Director of Mission Engagement
Board of World Mission of the Moravian Church in North America
1021 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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