Since Hurricane Matthew first hit North Carolina October 8, our attention has been on eastern North Carolina, a large section of our state containing many CBFNC partner churches.
CBFNC is not a disaster relief organization, but we are a fellowship of Christians and churches that cares for one another and seeks to be the presence of Christ, together, in our communities and beyond.
With that in mind, here is what CBFNC has been doing and what we plan to do in response to this disaster:
- We have been praying, and will continue to pray, for the churches, church leaders, and communities that are hurting.
- We have been communicating with church leaders in the affected areas in a variety of ways including phone, text, email, and Facebook.
- We have established a CBFNC Hurricane Matthew Response Fund. 100% of the donations received through this fund will go directly to helping North Carolina communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew.
- We have been sharing volunteer opportunities through CBFNC partner ministry, North Carolina Baptist Men and Women, for whom disaster response is central to their mission.
- We are organizing a system to learn of needs, discern what areas can receive material donations and volunteer help, and connect those with resources to places of need. Linda Jones, CBFNC Missions Coordinator, will oversee this system and make these connections.
- You will find links to more information on this page. Recovery from this disaster will take months and possibly years. Brothers and sisters in eastern NC can assured of CBFNC’s care, concern, prayers and support not only now, but for the long haul.
CBFNC Executive Coordinator