Assistance for Tornado Damaged Areas
posted on April 16
Shared April 16, 2018 with district clergy, lay leaders, and outreach contacts:
As you have seen on the news, there are a lot of people in need of help after the tornadoes that went through our area yesterday. We are aware of at least one of our churches that experienced damage in Rockingham County (Ruffin United Methodist Church). Please keep all of the people and communities that experienced damage in your prayers as work begins to recover from this disaster.
We have already had inquiries from churches in our district wanting to know how they can help. Thank you for reaching out!
We are just getting reports & expressions of need, but we do have definite information about needed assistance in the Cottage Grove community in Greensboro, near the Hampton Elementary School that experienced so much damage. We will share other information as we have it. The City of Greensboro is working to set up coordination of volunteer efforts, and is expected to have more information later today. The contact information for the city is 336-373-CITY (2489).
The Mustard Seed Community Health clinic in the Cottage Grove community and the Greensboro Housing Coalition reached out to us with a list of items that would be helpful. You can read more about the Mustard Seed Community Health clinic on their website at: http://mustardseedclinic.org/
The needs list they provided is:
Bottled Water (Both individual and gallon size)
Bags of Ice
Coolers (Medium to Large size)
If your church can help by providing any of those items, you can deliver the items to the Mustard Seed clinic at the address below. They are open until 5:00pm today, and open again tomorrow morning at 8:30am. They are closed for lunch from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
Also, if your church might be able to provide some quantity of bag lunches, that would also be helpful. However, you definitely need to first contact Dr. Beth Mulberry about that possibility to coordinate with their needs.
Contact Person: Dr. Beth Mulberry, Medical Director
Mustard Seed Community Health
238 South English Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-3648
The hours of operation are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10:00 am to 7 pm on Wednesdays.