Hurricane Florence has forced evacuations for millions of people along the coast and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands. World Hope International (WHI) is actively working with Wesleyan pastors and district superintendents across South Carolina, North Carolina East and North Carolina West districts to provide critical emergency supplies to victims of Hurricane Florence.
Before the storm started, WHI set up two pre-staged sites with supplies—Old Zion Wesleyan Church in Tabor City, North Carolina, and First Wesleyan Church in High Point, North Carolina. WHI sent 3,000 cases of bottled water, 4,000 hygiene kits, 1,000 tarps, and a 40-foot trailer of baby supplies. The pastors from the districts are organizing volunteers with trucks to begin distribution of these supplies.
Alongside nonprofit, corporate and logistics partners, WHI continues to monitor the storm and work with local pastors to receive damage assessments and meet specific needs. WHI is also mapping other partners’ resources to leverage supplies to our sites and increase impact in those communities and is currently establishing a plan for how to use volunteers post-storm.
Please join us in continuing to pray for families affected by Hurricane Florence. Follow real-time updates of WHI’s storm response on Facebook.
Photo: Thanks to the team of volunteers who worked through the night to unload the trailer of baby supplies, which will serve shelters in the Tabor City area in North Carolina.