District Leadership has met with the Coastal MEG (Mission Empowerment Group, consisting of regional district pastors) and CAMA Services and concluded that the most urgent need currently is financial. If you, your church or others would like to contribute to recovery efforts through our Alliance churches closest to the impact zone, please consider giving to support these urgent needs:
Purchase and operations of a Mobile Hurricane Flood Recovery Trailer (and supplies)- Estimated cost between $8,000-$10,000.
Personal Property Recovery of Alliance people. 6-10 families of Alliance churches and pastors have had significant damage to their personal property and many will not have much support from insurance!
Coastal MEG Recovery Ministry. Some of our Alliance churches near the Impact zone will be serving Alliance people and their neighbors/parish (to build long-term Gospel relationships) through known needed supplies. Please consider contributing to reimburse church expenditures for these necessary supplies.
If you are willing to help in these recovery efforts, please follow the instructions below on how to give:
*Give to the Hurricane Florence Relief Fund:
Online: by going to the District website: http://saalliance.org/hurricane-florence
By Text: text “give” to (252) 624-0479
South Atlantic Alliance
10801 Johnston Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
UPDATE from the District Superintendent: “We are continuing to reach out to our churches in the impact zone of Hurricane Florence to help meet their needs and/or help them minister to their parish.
It is South Atlantic District policy to work through and alongside our local churches and their MEG initiatives. CAMA, also works alongside Districts through local church initiatives. “We are a church based, church backed missions effort” (John Stumbo). Please continue to monitor our District website (http://saalliance.org/hurricane-florence/) for updates and ways you can partner with our local churches in North and South Carolina meeting the needs of their communities. “
UPDATE: Please continue to pray for those who have been displaced or suffered damage or devastation because of Hurricane Florence’s severe winds and flooding.
Mick Noel, superintendent of the C&MA’s South Atlantic District, which encompasses Georgia and the Carolinas, states that as of Monday morning, September 17, no churches have reported damage. Several church families in the Whiteville, North Carolina, area have had their homes flooded, and dozens of families from coastal areas near Wilmington–Southport, North Carolina, have been evacuated. The district office in Charlotte remains closed due to hazardous road conditions caused by heavy rains and downed trees.
As of 4 pm on Friday, the event is mainly a heavy rain event with no property damage reported as of yet. Many counties in NC are under state of emergency with travel restrictions. Some churches will likely have Sunday worship impacted. The system is forecast to impact NC through Sunday night.
Thank you for all who have opened your homes and facilities for evacuees. This looks like “community” to me!
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