More hurricane supplies delivered to Florida and N.C.
Holston churches reached out to hurricane victims in North Carolina recently when a trailer of flood buckets and water bottles were delivered by Church and Community Workers Harry Howe and Randy Hildebrant.
Howe and Hildebrant represented Holston on Oct. 6 when they delivered 180 flood buckets and 18,000 water bottles donated by Holston congregations. Howe is based at Project Crossroads in Marion, Va., and Hildebrant is based at Jubilee Project in Sneedville, Tenn.
The supplies were delivered to Western North Carolina Conference's Mission Resource Center in Mooresville and North Carolina Conference's Merci Center in Goldboro.
On Oct. 11, more supplies were dispatched from Holston when an 18-wheeler arrived in Sanford, Fla. The truck was loaded with water, flood buckets, plastic and canned food donated by churches in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville and Cleveland Districts. Kingsdown Inc. mattress company donated the truck, trailer, driver and gas, according to Deb Krumnacher at First Knoxville United Methodist Church.
Meanwhile, congregations continue to donate funds to hurricane victims through United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Since The Call reported that Holston churches had given $47,930 as of Sept. 29, the total has risen to $65,645 as of Oct. 13.
Members may give to UMCOR by making checks to their local churches, designating "UMCOR/hurricane relief" on the memo line. The tax-deductible gifts may be placed in offering plates. To make credit-card donations, call UMCOR directly at 1-800-554-8583.
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