Disaster Relief

Would you like to join us in supporting relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Florence? Below are some suggested options.

Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Relief
Put your faith into action and discover the joy of mucking and gutting! First Presbyterian has committed to providing 10 volunteers on each of the following 3 Saturdays to help Habitat clear homes that were severely flooded in Pender County as a result of Hurricane Florence. October 27 and November 3 from 8am until 2pm still need volunteers. If you are able to help, please sign up here: https://capefearhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/firstpres/. If you have questions about the signup, email Chris Teeter, Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat. If you have questions about First Presbyterian’s involvement, contact Chris Hayden.
Read the Habitat for Humanity ‘Moment for Mission’.

Hurricane Relief Giving Options
1. Checks to:
a. First Presbyterian Church (memo: Hurricane relief)
125 S. 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
-or- First Presbyterian Disaster Relief online giving

b. The Harrelson Center (memo: Hurricane relief)
20 North 4th Street STE 214
Wilmington, NC 28401
Harrelson Center Website

c. Catholic Charities (memo: Hurricane relief)
The Harrelson Center
20 North 4th Street STE 300
Wilmington, NC 28401
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh Website

d. Presbytery of Coastal Carolina (memo: Disaster Relief Fund)
807 W. King Street
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

2. Truckloads of supplies to:
a. The Harrelson Center (email Meade Van Pelt)
20 North 4th Street STE 214
Wilmington, NC 28401
(see list at Harrelson Center website)

3. Online giving options:
a. First Presbyterian Disaster Relief online giving
b.Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
c. The Harrelson Center
d. Catholic Charities
e. Itemized wish lists:
Catholic Charities Amazon Wish List
Catholic Charities NeedsList

4. Places to Volunteer:
1. Truckloads of supplies are still arriving nearly every day at the Harrelson Center on North 4th Street. Come around midday (12pm-2pm) to unload, sort, or reload and deliver supplies to distribution points around the city and surrounding counties. Volunteers are also needed during the same time (12-2) at the distribution warehouse at 921 Princess St.

2. Individual donations of supplies can be dropped off at the church (in the parlor off Orange Street entrance) or carried directly to the warehouse at 921 Princess St. See updated list of needed supplies and volunteer opportunities at the Harrelson Centerwebsite or their Facebook page.

3. Catholic Charities are distributing supplies in Burgaw at St. Joseph’s Catholic  Church 9/28 and 10/4 from 12-4pm. Email Amy Osborne to be added to the list.