On this Page: Volunteers and Work Teams Contributions Important Links
Friends, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, we know that there are many needs to be addressed, both in our community and beyond. On this page, we will provide information on how you can get involved in a variety of ways. As we become aware of opportunities to serve others, we will add them here. If you have information that you think would be helpful for us, or become aware of needs that Haymount can possibly address, send an email to Don Evans, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Fayetteville area.
We currently don’t have any work teams scheduled, however we anticipate the continual need of work teams. If you would like to be notified when work teams are called upon, please sign up here: Hurricane Matthew Recovery – I Want to Help!
Blitz Day - Saturday, March 25
For the blitz day, we will be working on landscaping at houses on Old Wilmington Rd. and Vanstory St. We will meet at 8:30am in the parking lot for Walker Spivey Elementary School (500 Fisher St, Fayetteville, NC 28301). Please bring any yard tools that you can, as well as work gloves. There will also be a knitting and crochet ministry during Blitz day; they will be making hand towels and washcloths for Habitat homeowners. If you are interested, please contact Debbie Fisher at 910-916-0645.
Robeson County Church and Community Center - Ongoing
Due to Hurricane Matthew, the RCCCC has moved their offices and the Home Store temporarily to 1401 Starlite Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358 until our buildings are cleaned and repaired. If you would like to help with clean up, repair, sorting, or other needs, please contact Darlene Jacobs, the Center director, at 910-827-2813. Thank you for your prayers and support and may you be richly blessed for your generosity.
Relief Warehouse in Fairmont - Ongoing
Individuals and organizations are depending heavily on the warehouse and we need many volunteers to serve them. Help of any level is almost always needed at the warehouse - the address is 1200 South Main St., Fairmont, NC 28340. We are working to distribute water, food, hygiene items and bedding. To find out the needs for the day and volunteer, please call 888-440-9167 or email email@example.com.
Disaster Relief Call Center at Methodist Building (Garner, NC) - Ongoing
A Disaster Response Call Center is being set up at the NC Conference office building in Garner, NC, and volunteers are needed. If you can answer phones anytime between 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, the Conference can use your help. A script will be provided to help you manage incoming information and assist people who need help. Please contact Ann Huffman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-610-8018) and let her know your availability.
Financial contributions to the NC Storm Response Advance Special can be made online via Paypal, or through Haymount UMC. Visit the Hurricane Matthew Response page on the NC Conference website for the information you’ll need – scroll down to “Give to NC Storm Response”
Collections for Robeson County Relief Efforts
Clean up continues across southeastern North Carolina and north eastern South Carolina. Thank you for all of your support in keeping the Fairmont warehouse supplied with food, hygiene items and cleaning supplies. We are in good shape with these things, but there is a need for other items. We need personal protective equipment for our teams so they don't get sick. If your church wants to donate, please give them this list:
- Work gloves
- N95 Protection masks
- Heavy rubber gloves
- Tyvek suits
- MOSQUITO SPRAY
- Hand sanitizer
- Heavy mops
- Spray bottles / sprayers
Christmas for Robeson County Child Storm Survivors
Almost 300 children are staying in hotels in and around Lumberton and Pembroke due to Hurricane Matthew. The youngest of these children was born since the storm; the oldest is in high school. Area churches are working to help these children have a merry Christmas and toys have already been purchased for them. However, we still need help buying wrapping paper, gift bags, and other miscellaneous items for the gifts. Contributions are needed for these items, and donations of non-chocolate/peanut candy are welcomed. If you would like to support this work, please contact Pastor Ben Wolf.