Wilmington Church Needs Help following Hurricane

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Residents in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, are now responding to tree and property damage following Hurricane Florence. (photo from City of Wilmington Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2OFcEm6)

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MCC Church Needs Your Help following Hurricane Florence

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Rev. John McLaughlin and the congregation of St. Jude’s MCC in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, need your help.

Trees and wires are down on their property and flooding has nearly isolated the city. Resources are dwindling, and in some cases, people are struggling to recover from this disaster.

Pastor Vance Haywood from St. John’s MCC in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is coordinating relief. He is in frequent conversation with Rev. McLaughlin, and together, they have created a list of needs.

Pastor Haywood said St. John’s has set up a major section of their facility to function as a sorting and storage area for relief donations. They have numerous partners willing to help deliver the items to Wilmington since access is difficult. At this time, he said supplies will need to be flown in until the roads become drivable.

Because electricity has not been fully restored in Wilmington, Pastor Haywood said St. John’s will accept financial donations and supplies and distribute them to St. Jude’s. He added that 100% of the donations will go directly to those impacted.

Additionally, St. Jude’s Food Pantry has been completely wiped out; they have handed out all that they had and lost some food due to the storm. Your donations will not only help the pastor and congregation but also the community.

Donations can be delivered to St. John’s. The address is below. If you would like to donate items that require refrigeration, please call Pastor Haywood first. His cell number is also below.

Vance Haywood (he/him)
Pastor, St. John’s MCC
Mobile: 919.390.4580 – Office: 919.834.2611
622 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
www.stjohnsmcc.org

Information about making a cash donation can be found on St. John’s website: https://www.stjohnsmcc.org/online-giving.html

Thank you for your generosity. May our prayers and assistance be abundant and reach those who need our help.

Linda Brenner
MCC Communications

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Disaster Relief Supplies Needed

Food Supplies
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Coffee
Creamer
Sugar
Grits
Flour
Oatmeal
Canned Goods
Canned Meat

Hygiene Supplies
Cleaning Supplies
Toothbrushes
Toothbrush caps
Toothpaste
Body wash/bar soap
Shampoo/Conditioner
Sanitary Napkins
Tampons
Shaving Cream
Razors
Deodorant
Hand Sanitizer
Facial Tissues
Combs/Hairbrush
Diapers
Wipes
Socks
Washcloths
Sunscreen
Lotion

Fresh Supplies
(Note: Call to coordinate frozen or refrigerated food items.)
Fruits
Vegetables
Meat

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