Bethlehem Blogs

September 17, 2018

Hurricane Response Trip to the Carolinas

Brad Nelson

Pastor for Global Outreach Strategic Short Term Ministry

Bethlehem is planning for ways that we as the body of Christ can help the victims of Hurricane Florence. Currently, we hope to connect with friends of Bethlehem by sending teams down to affected areas. At this point our church plants and global partners in the Carolinas have weathered the storm without significant damage and are encouraging us to partner with ministries like Samaritan’s Purse to serve those in need.

Join a Hurricane Response Trip

If you are interested in being a part of a disaster response team in October, fill out the online application to join this trip. If you have questions, contact .

Update on October 25
The response team will partner with Samaritan’s Purse for a trip November 3–10 to Jacksonville, North Carolina. There is still space for more team members to join!

The cost is estimated to be $300. There is a $25 application fee, but that will be applied toward the $300 fee. Bethlehem also requires that team members are up to date with a tetanus shot.

Details From Samaritan’s Purse

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth, ages 14–15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian. Youth, ages 16–17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group.

Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels, and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas.

Give to Fund Our Hurricane Relief Efforts

You can give to this project through ...

  • Bethlehem’s online giving – select the “All Church” fund and the “Disaster Relief” sub-fund.
  • Donors can also give by texting “Disaster Relief X” (where “X” is the donation amount) to 612-223-7432.

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