For accurate , daily updates and pictures of what NC Baptists are doing to minister after Hurricane Dorian, go to https://www.facebook.com/ncmissions
9-13-2019 Hurricane Dorian Update
Hurricane Dorian caused several tornadoes and a lot of damage to some parts of the NC Outer Banks. Continue to pray for people who were affected by Dorian and for our volunteers.
Atlantic, NC- Right now we have set up and are doing recovery out of Atlantic, NC to serve Cedar Island, which had lots of flooding. We are working out of Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church. We also have a logistic, chaplain and admin teams working there.
Hatteras, NC- We have also set up a mass feeding and recovery site at Cape Hatteras (staying at Cape Hatteras Baptist Church) to serve Hatteras area. Kitchen 3 unit is cooking on Hatteras. Recovery teams are doing mud-outs, tear-outs and chainsaw work. We have logistic, chaplain and admin teams there. 12,000 hot measl have been provided so far.
Ocracoke, NC- We have four large shower units, three laundry units, generators and two water takers units all serving on Ocracoke right now. We have also set up Kitchen 4 and are cooking hot meals on Ocracoke Island. Recovery teams are also working on Ocracoke. Yesterday alone 227 showers and 38 laundry loads of clothes were provided on Ocracoke.
To sign up to pray, give or go, go to https://baptistsonmission.org/Dorian
As you pray, pray for those who were affected by the storm. Pray for God's protection and comforting hand upon their lives. Pray for wisdom, strength and sensitivity on the part of those who are responding.
How can you help?
Pray. As you pray, thank the Lord for keeping Hurricane Dorian off the NC coast. Pray for those who were affected by the storm. Pray for God's protection and comforting hand upon their lives. Pray for wisdom, strength and sensitivity on the part of those who respond after the storm.
Go. Volunteers who have current Disaster Relief Training and Certification are asked to contact their Regional Director for Disaster Relief or Disaster Recovery, depending on their area of training. Volunteers, trained and untrained, can register at the link below for the waiting list that will be used as soon as we know where, when, and for what task we will be sending volunteers.
Give financially. Baptists on Mission is well prepared because of the faithful support of people like you. Our Disaster Relief ministry is supported through the NC Missions Offering and designated giving to Disaster Relief efforts. This effort will be expensive, but we trust God will move in the hearts of people to support this crucial ministry.
Tell others how Baptist on Mission is helping people and families affected by Hurricane Dorian. Click here for a bulletin your church can print for Sunday. Click here for a slide that can be shown before, during or after services for people wanting to help in the wake of the storm. Share information about our ministry on social media such as Facebook.
We will continue to post updates on our website, www.baptistsonmission.org/Dorian, as well as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as the situation develops.
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” -Philippians 2:4
Thank you for your continued support of Baptists on Mission.
To view more details about relief efforts and to register to volunteer, visit the BoM website below.
Construction Skills Training
For those who are not familiar with the skills needed on construction or rebuild sites we are holding Construction Skills Training at Red Springs Mission Camp (October 5) and Shelby Mission Camp (October 26). Participants will learn some of the basics on how to install and finish drywall, lay flooring, build wheelchair ramps, and more. Please register at the link below and plan to bring a group!
Hurricane Florence Rebuild
Even as Hurricane Dorian impacts the east coast, there is still much work to be done in the recovery efforts from 2018's Hurricane Florence. Baptists on Mission encourage churches to send teams. They have Rebuild Centers in Wilmington, Rose Hill, Lumberton, New Bern, Kelly, and Burgaw/Pender County that are assisting survivors affected by Hurricane Florence one year ago. Over 2000 homes are on the waiting list for assistance. Would you plan, or encourage your churches to plan, to bring a team(s) to assist? You do not have to have construction experience to volunteer.
|Click on the logo to get updated on relief efforts and sign up to volunteer. There is still a need!
The WCBA is coordinating an effort to help the Bladen Association in their post-hurricane recovery. Click below to get more information and to sign up to volunteer.