NC disaster relief team to assist Harvey victims

by Chad Austin, BSCNC Communications


Friday, September 1, 2017

The disaster relief ministry of N.C. Baptist Men (NCBM), also known as Baptists on Mission, is deploying a disaster relief team and equipment to the south Texas coast to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The initial team of approximately 100 volunteers will be serving in Nederland, Texas, which is located near Beaumont, an area that has experienced severe flooding.

Volunteers will assist in cleanup and recovery efforts, and provide up to 30,000 meals per day for storm victims through a mobile feeding unit. Other equipment includes mobile shower, laundry and generator units.

Disaster relief volunteers began deploying Friday and will continue during the coming days. A site coordinator departed for the region on Thursday. Additional volunteers are expected to serve in the coming weeks and months.

N.C. Baptists on Mission deployed a search and rescue team earlier in the week.

“Hurricane Harvey is an unprecedented storm that has devastated the south Texas coast and parts of Louisiana,” said Gaylon Moss, NCBM disaster relief coordinator. “Hopelessness is a common feeling after disaster strikes. We’re thankful that we can go to help provide hope to the many people who are in need."

N.C. Baptists on Mission are also accepting monetary donations for disaster relief efforts. All donations will go directly to assisting Hurricane Harvey victims.

Donations may be made three ways:

  • Online, by visiting baptistsonmission.org/hurricaneharveydonations
  • By phone, by calling (800) 395-5102, ext. 5613.
  • By mail, by mailing a check to NCBM, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. Please write “Disaster Relief Hurricane Harvey” in the memo line.