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Disaster Response


Since Hurricane Matthew first hit North Carolina October 8, our attention has been on eastern North Carolina, a large section of our state containing many CBFNC partner churches.

CBFNC is not a disaster relief organization, but we are a fellowship of Christians and churches that cares for one another and seeks to be the presence of Christ, together, in our communities and beyond.

With that in mind, here is what CBFNC has been doing and what we plan to do in response to this disaster:

  • We have been praying, and will continue to pray, for the churches, church leaders, and communities that are hurting.
  • We have been communicating with church leaders in the affected areas in a variety of ways including phone, text, email, and Facebook.
  • We have established a CBFNC Hurricane Matthew Response Fund. 100% of the donations received through this fund will go directly to helping North Carolina communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew.
  • We have been sharing volunteer opportunities through CBFNC partner ministry, North Carolina Baptist Men and Women, for whom disaster response is central to their mission.
  • We are organizing a system to learn of needs, discern what areas can receive material donations and volunteer help, and connect those with resources to places of need. Linda Jones, CBFNC Missions Coordinator, will oversee this system and make these connections.
  • You will find links to more information on this page. Recovery from this disaster will take months and possibly years. Brothers and sisters in eastern NC can assured of CBFNC’s care, concern, prayers and support not only now, but for the long haul.

Larry Hovis
CBFNC Executive Coordinator 

Ways to Serve

  • Give to the Hurricane Matthew Response Fund. 100% goes to flood victims
  • Organize a community event to raise money or collect flood relief supplies of water, diapers, wipes, and non-perishable food. Gift cards are especially welcome.
  • If you live in a flood area, consider how to help those still living in community shelters: washing clothes, pets etc. There might be a number of simple ways to help.
  • Organize a mission team to mud-out homes. If you are entering a home for the first time, make sure the gas and electrical main circuit breaker has been turned off.
  • Once the homes have been cleared of flood results, experienced people will be needed to rebuild/renovate. 

CBF churches helping in their own flooded communities:

Hurricane Matthew Grants

The Hurricane Matthew Response Grant program seeks to assist CBFNC churches by providing rebuilding help for flood victims of Hurricane Matthew. The grants should be allocated to “necessities.“

Half of the NC Hurricane Matthew Response Fund has been designated for Robeson County. While grant requests for Robeson County will be given priority, grants to other NC counties will also be considered. Funding for each project will be based on the fulfillment of this purpose and the availability of funds at the time of request. 

We hope these grants will reveal God’s love, help, and care in difficult times.

Click here to download
the grant application.

Donate Now

Click here to donate to help people in North Carolina's communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Get Involved

Click here to see a video from CBFNC Missions Coordinator Linda Jones about ways to help NC flood victims.


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Hear Stories

A collection of stories and updates from our partner churches and friends in eastern NC.

Hurricane Matthew Response: Week One

Hurricane Matthew Response: Week Two

Update from Baptist Children's Homes of NC

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