Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts: Faith-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Winter Park Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and Vigilant Hope are coordinating a feeding ministry. Info is here: https://winterparkbaptist.org/florence/

 

Port City Community Church is a distribution site for Convoy of Hope and is working with Samaritan’s Purse to coordinate volunteers. Info is here: http://portcitychurch.org/florence

 

Lifepoint Church is serving meals via Mercy Chefs to first responders and community and is distributing water and supplies via Convoy of Hope. 3534 S. College Rd, Lunch 11-1pm, Dinner 4-6pm, Helpline 910-660-1320 Info is here: http://lifepointnow.com/blog/hurricane-florence-updates

 

Grace United Methodist Church is bagging food for Wilmington residents and preparing meals https://www.facebook.com/gumcwilmington/

 

Samaritan’s Purse has response teams in Wilmington, New Bern, and Jacksonville. Info is here: https://www.spvolunteer.org/ Or – call Samaritan’s Purse to volunteer:

Jacksonville Call (910) 515-8639

Leland Call (910) 520-1375

New Bern Call (252) 725-5616

Wilmington Call (910) 520-1375

 

Wilmington-Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) is committed to helping with rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Florence. Info is here: https://www.warmnc.org/

 

Compassion Church in Wilmington is looking for volunteers and donations.  If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity or have donations you’d like to contribute, please contact us via Facebook message or reach out to our Connections Director, Heather Braswell (heather.b@compassionchurch.cc, 910-297-7853)

 

Southside Baptist Church – 910-799-4751, Southside will be the hub for supplies donated to the disaster relief efforts. They are accepting any and all donations EXCEPT clothing items. They need volunteers to help receive, sort, and deliver supplies for those in need! They need as many volunteers as they can get to help our community and be a light into this dark situation! You can also volunteer to be on disaster relief work teams. Kids are welcome to help serve! https://www.facebook.com/southsidebaptistwilmington

Impact Church Volunteer Opportunities Click HERE

Catholic Charities of the Raleigh Diocese is coordinating volunteer efforts in Wilmington. For volunteer opportunities, click here.

 

National Organizations Providing Assistance:

 

World Central Kitchen:

Call for Volunteers

Come and help our Food First Responders to prepare meals for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

We need helping hands to prepare sandwiches, prep and cook meals and many other things.

Have kitchens located in both Wilmington (Diamond Catering, 127 S College Drive, Suite 44) and Raleigh.

To volunteer in our Raleigh kitchen, sign up here: http://bit.ly/WCKRaleighVolunteer

To volunteer in our Wilmington kitchen, sign up here:http://bit.ly/WCKWilmingtonVolunteer

Financial donations to WCK: https://www.worldcentralkitchen.org/donate

 

Red Cross:

Help people affected by Hurricane Florence by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

  • The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Florence relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.
  • The best way to ensure your donation will go to a specific disaster is to write the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check. We also recommend completing and mailing the donation form on redcross.org with your check.

 

Eligible donors in unaffected areas are urged to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets to help maintain the nation’s blood supply. There is a critical need for platelet and type O blood donations.

  • Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Red Cross Safe and Well website is a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones.

The Red Cross is in need of volunteers who can sign up for a 6-12 hour shift and help maintain/set up sheltering facilities, register clients, maintain client information, and serve meals, among other tasks. Licensed nurses and mental health professionals are encouraged to volunteer with Red Cross in the local community.

  • Those who live in Eastern North Carolina and are interested in volunteering are urged to sign up at redcross.org/enc. Following sign-up, a Red Cross team member will contact applicants directly. Due to the expected high-volume of applications, Red Cross asks for patience as the organization reaches out to volunteers.

 

Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity will be assessing shelter and housing needs caused by this powerful storm, but our ability to respond effectively depends on available resources. Donations will be used to respond to Hurricane Florence until Habitat for Humanity’s role in meeting the need is met, at which time funds will be used for Habitat’s disaster response efforts where most needed. Donate here.

 

Salvation Army:

When disasters strike, they can be unpredictable and unrelenting. For those of us fortunate enough not to be impacted, we see images of fellow citizens – just like us in many ways – who need help restoring their lives and getting back on their feet. Across the United States and around the world, The Salvation Army responds to bring basic needs and spiritual care to those that need it most. Donate here.

Donations of goods can be dropped off at the addresses below

820 N 2nd Street

Wilmington, NC 28402

–or–

1411 Floral Parkway

Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Team Rubicon:

Team Rubicon is 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises. Donate Here

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm