Hurricane Florence threatens the Carolinas. Soon to be Tropical Storm Isaac (Tropical Depression Nine) and Tropical Storm Helene have joined Florence in the Atlantic Basin. 


Your gifts ensure that our conference will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by disaster for years to come. Please mark your donations for Western North Carolina teams and ministries as “Disaster Response,“ and make checks payable to:

Western North Carolina Conference
PO Box 2757
Huntersville, NC 28070

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The Committee on Relief

The Committee on Relief is the humanitarian relief and development arm of the Western North Carolina Conference. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is our partner, providing expert guidance and training related to disaster planning, preparation, response and recovery. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) are also our partners providing training and guidance in volunteer management as well as trained volunteer teams - from both inside and outside the conference.

Our mission is to alleviate human suffering and advance hope through humanitarian relief, sustainable development, and global missions.

The Committee on Relief is comprised of three units:

  • Global Missions Committee is coordinated and chaired by the Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller. This unit equips the conference for global mission that alleviates human suffering.
  • Missions Operations Committee is coordinated and chaired by Frank Greene. This unit offers preparedness and volunteer mission training, provides essential relief supplies through the Mission Response Center located in Terrell, and supports long-term mission and sustainable development operations throughout our conference.
  • Disaster Response Committee is coordinated and chaired by Rick Hill. This unit responds to disasters within and beyond our conference boundaries through Early Response Teams that assists communities affected by natural disasters. 

The chair of the Committee on Relief is the Rev. Stephen Cheyney.

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