Serve on East Coast: Hurricane Relief

Join a team to help with Hurricane Relief.

Jan 22 thru Jan 28, 2017: If anyone is interested contact Gary Hoglund 701-238-3377.

The Board of World Mission has been in touch with our ecumenical partners, and at this time are connecting volunteers wishing to serve in Eastern North and South Carolina with Samaritan’s purse. Please read the details below outlining the requirements for service. untitled-design

The BWM has some funds available to help with transportation costs or on site donations towards materials, as housing and food are covered once you arrive. Those interested can contact Justin Rabbach, Director of Mission Engagement at to apply for these funds and get connected with other interested volunteers. You will then register directly with Samaritan’s Purse for volunteer assignments and housing location, etc.

Assist homeowners devastated by Hurricane Matthew

Location: Bluffton, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC & Eastern North Carolina

Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days.

There are opportunities for both overnight and day volunteers.

Maximum Team Size: Fifteen people. Both teams and individuals are welcome.

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group. Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant.

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by Hurricane Matthew. Teams will be assisting with debris removal, mudouts, and tarping of roofs.

Background Information: Hurricane Matthew, a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, battered Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas with drenching rain and high waves. Many areas have been devastated by this storm.

Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots.  Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas.

Local / Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area or do not need overnight accommodations we welcome you to serve for the day. We will pair you with an experienced team leader to go out to work. Please bring a bagged lunch and water with you. Volunteers will work Mondays – Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons.

Serve on East Coast: Hurricane Relief

4 thoughts on “Serve on East Coast: Hurricane Relief

  1. I would love to join a weekday day team. I live in Raleigh and can easily commute to any of the flood areas. Would you please connect me with a group? Thank you!

  2. Several folks from Raleigh Moravian Church would like to form/join a day team. Would you please put me in touch with a team leader so that we can work out details for service? Thank you!

  3. Hi,
    I am the administrative assistant at Raleigh Moravian Church. Because of our proximity to the flood damaged areas of NC, we have several members who are interested in working on day teams. We can easily drive to and from work sites in Eastern NC from Raleigh, and would love to help.
    Please let me know how we can join or form a day team.
    Thank you!
    Stephanie Frazier

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