Hurricane Matthew - Aftermath

The difference between 23 feet . . . and over 25 feet in river height can be measured in hundreds of homes possibly being ruined and families devastated.  We know faith in God can move mountains. Faith and prayer can move waters.

On Tuesday, October 11, pastors were involved in a conference call among city and county clergy and leaders to discuss how the many churches of our community could partner and address the immediate needs of many citizens most impacted by the effects of Hurricane Matthew, and the flooding which is now following the storm. Some in our church family have been directly affected. A few have had to seek other housing until the flood waters subside. Yet, there are so many signs of intentional cooperation and genuine love being worked out among us and through us. The following is one way WE can ALL make an immediate impact in our community. 

Please read the list carefully, as all suggested items should be NEW AND PRE-PACKAGED. Items can be dropped off this week in the Hall of History by our Office entrance, Wednesday, Oct 12 - Friday, October 14 between 9 am and 5:30 pm. Donations may also be brought to our Sunday morning gatherings of worship and study and left in the entrance to the Taft Christian Life Center and the Hall of History. 

* Gallon Ziploc Bags

* Baby Items (diapers, wipes)

* Baby Food and formula

 * Water

* Washcloths and towels

* Soap (NEW AND PRE-PACKAGED)

* Toothpaste (NEW AND PRE-PACKAGED)

* Toothbrushes

* Flashlights

* First Aid Supplies

* Can Openers (not electric)

* Blankets

* Shampoo and Conditioner

* Combs and brushes

* Hair ties

* Lotion

* Deodorant

* Socks

This is a community effort, as local congregations are partnering to address some of the greatest immediate needs of Greenville and Pitt County citizens. This is not intended to interfere or replace what federal and government agencies such as FEMA and the Red Cross. We, the Body of Christ, are doing what Christ calls us to do, as found in Matthew 25:35-40 by feeding, clothing, and sheltering those who are experiencing challenging times. Obviously, the current situation is changing rapidly. We will continue to communicate with all of you regarding how we will respond in the days to come. If you have a particular need for help and/or know of someone in the church or community who may be in need of assistance, please call the church office at 752-3101 or email to: jstrother@nccumc.org.