As our East Coast staff prepared for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, our partners in the Philippines were experiencing the devastating impact of Typhoon Mangkhut — the world’s largest typhoon this year to date. We are working to respond to both crises, both in our own backyard and across the globe.
Hurricane Florence Response
As communities in Eastern North Carolina and surrounding areas begin the recovery process and brace for the impact of continued flooding, we are offering storage space in our Eastern N.C. (Kinston) and Raleigh locations to receive emergency relief supplies, including water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies.Those in the Kinston and Raleigh areas are invited to visit our warehouse to contribute emergency supplies:
Where: 2428 Hwy 11 N., Kinston, NC 28501
3200 Wellington Ct – Suite 111 & 112, Raleigh, NC 27615
When: Monday, 9/17, through Friday, 9/21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Kinston) and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Raleigh)
Who: These items will be donated and distributed through local organizations in Eastern N.C.
Prior to Florence, our Eastern N.C. and Raleigh locations also served as storage locations for items including hygiene kits for our partner organization, Church World Service. Our Raleigh location delivered 500 of those hygiene kits to the Wake County Emergency Management Center. The North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church donated flood buckets and and hygiene kits for use for hurricane response in the Carolinas.
To provide direct impact to the victims of Florence, we encourage donations to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD). The National VOAD has emphasized that cash donations will be most effective in this time of urgent need.
Typhoon Mangkhut Response
Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest typhoon this year to date, has recently devastated the Philippines, impacting more than 250,000 people. We are working with our Philippines location to dispatch emergency food supplies to those impacted. We are collaborating with Rise Against Hunger Philippines and our partner, ADRA Philippines, to distribute biscuits, powdered juice and other emergency relief supplies. Additionally, through our ongoing partnership with International Care Ministries more than 140,000 meals have been pre-positioned in the Panay region of the Philippines, which will be available for immediate distribution upon request from the local government. We will continue to collaborate with our partners and monitor the needs of those impacted by the storm to determine how we can provide additional assistance. Please consider making a donation to our Global Emergency Relief Fund today to ensure that we are able to respond in the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut, and to crises around the globe.