Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. August 26 affecting millions of people with multiple days of heavy rain, winds, and rising tides. The United Methodist Church is actively present, working with local and state emergency management, FEMA, and other volunteers active in disaster.
How to Help:
We invite you to stand with our neighbors on the Gulf Coast during this time. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to come. Please mark your donations, “Disaster Response” and make checks payable to:
Western North Carolina Conference
PO Box 18005
Charlotte NC 28218
Or you may mark your Sunday offerings to:
UMCOR Advance 901670
Please help us build the UMCOR inventory of relief supplies. At this time, UMCOR is in need of hygiene kits and cleaning buckets. With many potentially suffering damage to their homes from flood waters, our greatest need is cleaning buckets. Ministry groups, families and individuals can assemble these supplies, and bring them to Mount Pisgah Church by September 30th. They will be shipped via UMCOR to the most necessary areas.
Early Response Teams:
Trained Early Response Teams, please be on standby. FEMA nor local authorities are ready to receive volunteers. Once ERTs are invited, the Western North Carolina Conference will notify those ERT members.
Long Term Recovery:
The effects of Harvey will keep long term volunteer teams busy for years. Please be patient before sending long-term building and recovery crews. Please do not arrive without an invitation, and only after Early Response Teams have prepared the location.
How to Assemble a Hygiene Kit
Operation Christmas Child
Throughout the year, Mount Pisgah invests time and resources into Operation Christmas Child. This ministry sends Christmas gifts and the message of Jesus Christ to children around the world. Anytime during the year, participants can donate gift items, pack shoeboxes, and help encourage all those whose desire to bless the world’s children.
Emergency Response Team
A group of people, dedicated to restoring what has been broken, comes together to be trained and sent to mission sites around the nation. Most recently, Mount Pisgah’s Emergency Response Team has traveled to Lumberton to help rebuild what Hurricane Matthew destroyed. To get involved, contact the Church Office by calling 336-288-3321 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around the world and around town, Mount Pisgah is serving our neighbor! We are involved in serving at Church Under the Bridge, Greensboro Urban Ministries, Henderson Settlement, Indian Reservations, Appalachia, Costa Rica and more. If you would like to serve on a mission team, watch our newsletters, E-News and worship announcements. You can also contact the main office to put your name on one of our teams. 336-288-3321