Disaster Response



There are several ways to volunteer in Western North Carolina and areas more significantly impacted. Not all volunteers need training. Please visit our online form to volunteer. 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.


Catawba Valley Collection Sites:



First United Methodist Church
190 E Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28053



Christ United Methodist (Mountain View Campus)
2416 Zion Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602



Marvin United Methodist Church
2731 Startown Rd.
Lincolnton, NC 28021


McKendree United Methodist Church
3537 Maiden Hwy
Lincolnton, NC 28092



First United Methodist Church
200 N. King Street
Morganton, NC 28655



Mission Response Center
8973 Greenwood Road
Terrell, NC 28682
(Please call for open hours/days) – (828) 478-2106
For more information about our Catawba Valley District Disaster Response, contact:
Pete Ross, District Disaster/Domestic Response Coordinator







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