Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding in parts of North Carolina have wreaked havoc on the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove and there is an immediate and urgent need for donations. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to St. Paul’s and put ‘Episcopal Farmworker Ministry’ in the memo line. Checks can be put in the plate or sent to the church office.
Several of the camps where the workers live have been flooded and many have lost everything. The Diocesan House is coordinating efforts for the ministry and collecting donations. These donations can be brought directly to the Diocesan House at 200 West Morgan Street, Suite 300, Raleigh 27601, or you can drop your donations at St. Paul’s. Please put them in the gray bin to the right of the narthex. They will be brought to the Diocesan House. The Diocese asks that you please not travel to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry on your own as there is flooding and damage and all delivery efforts need to be coordinated.
The most crucial items are :
Food (drinking water, dry or canned pinto beans, rice, oil, salt, sugar, canned fruit, tuna and non perishable foods.)
Clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts (children to adults, both men and women), underwear, socks, shoes and toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo, etc)
Other (sleeping mats, blankets).
If you would like to volunteer to help on the ground, please contact Reid Joyner, the Diocesan Episcopal Relief and Development Coordinator at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Please contact Gale Herrman <email@example.com> if you have questions regarding donations left at St. Paul’s.