Disaster Response Efforts
August 28, 2021
The WNCC Committee on Relief continues to be hard at work responding to the disasters that have occurred in our state, our nation, and internationally. Learn more about the ways WNCC Disaster Response is working to provide relief in the communities affected by recent storms.
WNCC Disaster Response Efforts: Tropical Storm Fred
WNCC Mission Engagement and the Committee on Relief are working to assess the damage to churches and communities in Western North Carolina due to flooding and winds from Tropical Storm Fred. Thus far, WNCC Disaster Response has been able to deliver flood buckets, PPE, and a shower trailer. WNCC churches and partners, including Cruso UMC, First UMC-Waynesville, and Lake Junaluska, have served and continue to serve as operation centers and places of hospitality and rest for relief workers.
United Methodist Churches in the Western NC Conference are encouraged to participate in a Special Sunday Offering on September 26th to support relief efforts following the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Fred in the North Carolina mountains. Clergy, we ask that you appeal to your congregations, both in person and those online, to give generously to this fund so that we, as a Conference, may assist these churches in working with their communities.
WNCC Disaster Response Efforts: Hurricane Ida
As the WNCC Committee on Relief works to assess the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Ida and how we can best be of help with relief efforts, we ask that you consider giving generously to the WNCC Hurricane Relief Fund.
If your community sustains damage due to a disaster, especially to your church and/or parsonage, please contact us through the disaster response hotline (below) and refer to the following information from WNCC Committee on Relief on navigating a disaster.