Hurricane Relief Supply Drop-Offs
Relief supplies collected by individuals and churches are now being accepted. Supplies can be dropped off to the Mission Response Center in Terrell (8973 Greenwood Road) Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm and the first Saturday of each month 10am - 1pm. Supplies can also be dropped off to the Cole Relief Center in Charlotte (2022 West Sugar Creek Road) Fridays from 10am to 4pm. We are collecting cleaning and hygiene kits, cases of water, packaged tarps, N95 or surgical masks, unused nitrile or work gloves, duct tape, unused bleach, and/or unused smocks. Volunteers are welcome to serve during those hours as well.
Early Response Teams
Do you have an ERT-led work team that is ready to serve? If so, contact the leadership in Eastern North Carolina at 888-440-9167, South Carolina at 803-726-3105. Districts in Florida are not yet ready to receive out-of-conference volunteers. We remind those wishing to provide assistance to please not self-deploy or donate unsolicited items. Many areas are still engaged in emergency response efforts.
Early Response Team Supplies
If your ERT-led work team is scheduled to travel to Eastern North Carolina or South Carolina, the Cole Relief Center in Charlotte has supplies that you can take with you. We have 2,400 verified cleaning buckets for you to provide those affected by the hurricanes and relief supplies you can use or borrow to make your response easier. Visit the Cole Relief Center on Fridays from 10am-4pm.
Get Trained to Serve
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
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 Ricky 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.