One week only! On September 29, fifty percent of Sunday donations not marked as Pledges will be shared with the North Carolina Baptists on Mission. Hurricane Florence made landfall on September 13, 2018, wrecking havoc on over 14,000 homes and the lives of many North Carolina residents. Fellowship volunteers responded to the Coast to help and continue to do so. The suffering and damage there shocked and gravely troubled our volunteers. So much so, that five relief trip were made over the past year including from 3 to 8 people who stayed for 3-days of work. UU volunteers also did 2 additional one day-trips to Catawba County just an hour from her after the June 9 deluge.
These work trips are coordinated through North Carolina Baptists on Mission. They have 5 recovery centers in NC alone with bunkhouses, kitchens, tool trailers, and shower trailers that are mostly run by volunteers and financed by their church members. Without the Baptists on Mission it would have been much more difficult to help. A share of the plate will go to the Lumberton, NC Restoration Center for the purchase of much needed building materials for the continuing work which could go on for another year or more.