Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
As a caring church community, our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted directly by Hurricane Florence. Right now, many people in our state desperately need help. Our compassionate God will definitely use Christians like us, in powerful ways, as we share care, love, and hands-on assistance in the name of Jesus.
How Can You Help?
- Pray for hurricane victims, and those displaced from their homes by ongoing river flooding.
- Sign up to receive updates on upcoming volunteer mission trips and work days in North Carolina by completing the form below.
- Make a special donation to Hope’s Disaster Response Fund, and know that your contribution will benefit our neighbors in need – mark your check accordingly.
- Muck-Out Crew (Jacksonville, NC) No particular skills required. Mucking involves carting to the curbside ruined furniture, belongings, sheetrock, and insulation from inside a house. Safety procedures are important, and basic training will be provided. Housing and some meals would be provided by members of Calvary, Jacksonville. If interested, let Pastor Wayne ( ) know ASAP which dates you’d be able to serve in the weeks of November 5-10 and November 12-17.
- Tree-Clearing Crew (Havelock, NC) Hope volunteers will work November 16-17. Trained, experienced chain saw operators are needed. If you have experience but no training, you’re still welcome to participate, as long as you agree to follow specific safety guidelines to be provided. Other volunteers are needed to haul/drag branches and logs, with no special training or skill level required. Lodging, air mattresses, and some meals will be provided at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havelock. If interested, please let Alex Schandert ( ) know ASAP.
In the Media
- Update from Southeastern District with hurricane relief efforts
- Photo gallery of relief efforts at Hope and across North Carolina
- "Bringing Help and Hope after the Hurricane" LCMS Reporter
- "As the waters rise in North Carolina, neighbors arrive to help" LCMS Reporter
- Video taken as the Orphan Grain Train delivered LCMS hurricane relief donations to be temporarily stored at Hope