Many have asked how the Carolinas Mission District can aid in the recovery effort for the flooded areas in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Mary Bates, the NALC Disaster Response Director, has provided a detailed response plan (see attached Word document) and has been working with Pastors Dieter Punt and Paulette McHugh to coordinate a collection plan within the Carolinas Mission District for essential provisions. Relief kits are listed below. Click on the attached link for a detailed list of contents.
Items needed: Flood Buckets, School Kits, Other needed item.
Catawba Cluster: Individuals and congregations may bring items to:
• Christ United, Granite Falls (Pastor Heidi Punt)
4681 Grace Chapel Road, Granite Falls, North Carolina 28630
• Please deliver items to Christ United by Saturday, September 9th.
Yadkin Cluster: Individuals and congregations may bring items to:
• Holy Trinity, Troutman (Pastor Dieter Punt)
255 Morgan St., Troutman, NC, 28166
• Please deliver items to Holy Trinity by Sunday, September 10th.
Dutch Fork and Lowcountry:
• Congregations wishing to donate items should contact Pastor Paulette McHugh: (803) 767-7231; firstname.lastname@example.org. She will coordinate pick-up individually.
*Monetary donations may be sent to:
NALC Disaster Response
2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220
New Brighton MN 55112-2202
*Pastor Gil Gilbert (Grace, Newton), Asst. Dean for the Catawba Cluster, has also arranged an option for donations through Samaritan’s Purse. Congregations who elect this option should have parishioners make checks out to the church, and the church treasurer should then mail a check representing the total contributions to:
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
For: Houston Flood Relief #014024 (Please use this account number)
If your congregation elects this option, please make a note to report your contributions to the NALC.
Please continue to pray for all who are affected by the winds, rains and floods brought about by hurricane Harvey. May God grant a quick recover, keeping safe all who work to bring aid to the neediest among us.