Faith-based groups help Florence victims

Faith-based groups  help Florence victims
September 27
05:00 2018

The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Inc. (GBSCNC) is offering help and hope to people affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. The Convention partners with affiliated churches and congregations in flood-affected areas to offer help and with unaffected partner churches to provide help.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem is a partner church of GBSCNC. Pastor Nathan E. Scovens announced on Sunday, Sept. 23, that the church is assisting the Convention. The congregation brought needed items,  and the church set out to deliver those items Tuesday to an assigned church in Fayetteville: Mount Calvary Baptist Church on Doc Bennett Road.

The convention is also seeking monetary donations as it helps those in the flooded areas.

Financial contributions are being accepted for Hurricane Florence Relief at General Baptist State Convention Of North Carolina Inc., 603 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2338. Call (919) 821-7466 to make credit card donations by phone or donate online at

Interested people can keep up with the GBSCNC work in hurricane relief by visiting its Facebook page at

Last week the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, Baptist Hospital & Faith Health Division, Love Out Loud, Offering for a Hungry Nation, and the City of Winston-Salem announced a collaborative effort to respond to the devastation of Hurricane Florence’s impacts on eastern North Carolina.

During a press conference on Sept. 20, the coalition of organizations put out a call from local pastors from the Craven, Onslow and New Hanover counties of eastern North Carolina to come to their aid to help areas rebuild, clean up and regain a sense of normalcy.

The plan for the response team is to take 100 volunteers from the community to eastern North Carolina and spend one week there partnering with locals on the grounds to provide aid and cleanup assistance. According to a press release submitted to The Chronicle, the volunteers will be sponsored and hosted by Bishop A.G. Mullens, senior pastor of Abundant Life International Fellowship of Jacksonville, and Rev. Dr. Preston Harris, moderator of the Trent River Oakey Grove Association.

They are hoping to have enough volunteers for 10 teams of 10 volunteers. In each team there will be a clergy and a medical attendant. They are asking those with carpentry, construction, general maintenance, medical, landscaping and house cleaning skills to consider volunteering.

For more information or to register to volunteer visit

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