Disaster Response



There are several ways to volunteer in Western North Carolina and areas more significantly impacted. Not all volunteers need training. The Terrell Response Center (see below) is often in need of volunteers to help sort and load relief items for transport to disaster areas. We also offer Early Response Team training that allows groups and individuals to enter disaster zones at the invitation of local emergency management officials. More info here.


Supply Relief:

Please help us build the UMCOR inventory of relief supplies.  At this time, UMCOR is in need of hygiene kits and cleaning buckets. With many potentially suffering damage to their homes from flood waters, our greatest need is cleaning buckets. Churches and individuals can assemble these supplies, deliver to one of these drop sites, and the supplies will be shipped via UMCOR to the most necessary areas. PLEASE DON’T BURDEN THE DISASTER ZONE. Collecting and sending supplies that are not requested burdens impacted communities. The most efficient method of supporting is through donating funds, volunteering, and collecting items that have been specifically requested. Also, please do not arrive on the scene without proper Early Response certification and invitation.


Terrell Response Center

Mission Response Center
8973 Greenwood Road
Terrell, NC 28682
(Please call for open hours/days) – (828) 478-2106

Donate funds to 2018 relief efforts

Your gifts ensure that our conference will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by disaster for years to come. Please mark your donations for Western North Carolina teams and ministries as “Disaster Response,“ and make checks payable to:

Western North Carolina Conference
PO Box 2757
Huntersville, NC 28070

Donate now online here:

For more information about our Catawba Valley District Disaster Response, contact:
Pete Ross, District Disaster/Domestic Response Coordinator