Hurricane Disaster Relief

Hurricane Disaster Relief Update

The High School Youth will have a mission weekend April 5 – 7, 2019
We will leave the church on April 5th, travel to Wilmington, NC, spend Saturday helping with hurricane recovery efforts, have a time of worship Sunday morning, and then return to Boone. Parents, we would love to have you join us for this special mission opportunity too. Construction skills preferred but not required. To check out the organization that will be hosting us click on this link:
FPC’s First Trip to assist with disaster relief in the Wilmington area – December 6 – 9, 2018:
Our work crew… volunteers from First Pres Boone, Rumple Pres, and North Wilkesboro Presbyterian worked in Brunswick County.
The monetary funds, donated by FPC, were sent to First Presbyterian – Wilmington and The Bridge Presbyterian churches in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. The churches used the funds to assist the following organizations:
Street Reach
Matthew’s Ministry
Brunswick Family Assistance
Bridge Presbyterian misplaced families ministry
Harrelson’s Center WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)
First Pres Wilmington hurricane relief fund
Prayers are appreciated for our team of volunteers!
Thank you to the volunteers and everyone that has contributed to the disaster relief fund for the outpouring of love and concern.
We are thankful that we were mostly spared serious damage from Hurricane Florence. East of us however, many are still struggling and will be for months. If you have felt a tug on your heart to help those in need, the Mission Committee has a couple of ideas for you. First Presbyterian church in Boone has created a Disaster Relief Fund to help our neighbors by sending money through churches and organizations that are already there working on the ground.  If you feel led to donate to this fund, please note Disaster Relief Fund in the memo line on your check or on the envelope if you donate cash.  If you have another organization that you already know you want to contribute to, please do so. Generally early on, monetary donations are much more helpful than sending items that are difficult to transport.
In addition, over the next few months, we plan to partner with churches and other organizations that help hands-on. Stay tuned for more information about heading east and being the hands and feet of Christ. The Mission committee is also looking for church members who would like to form a team to focus on developing that plan to help in practical ways. Please let us know if you would be interested in being part of that.
Mission Committee
John Newell
Brian Molenda