Helping North Carolina survive Florence

Published 10:22 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Members of Hillcrest Baptist Church will continue collecting donations on Wednesday and Thursday for North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence.

The primary items for this collection drive are non-perishable food, disposable diapers, cleaning supplies and water, according to Hillcrest Baptist Mission Team leader Lela Joyner. Members are gathering as much as they can before everything is packed up in a van and trailer on Friday morning to be taken to Washington, N.C.

After they distribute what they have this weekend, the members will discuss what else people need with local pastors and social service managers, Joyner said. Members have been collecting donations since Sunday with the help of other local churches like Liberty Spring Christian Church.

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“I just feel like those of us who can help should love our fellow man enough to do that,” Joyner said. “It’s something we need to take responsibility for.”

The office of Hillcrest Baptist Church at 1637 Holland Road will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and members will be at the church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Donors should call the church during office hours in order to arrange for a member to be onsite to collect a donation at the most convenient time for both parties.

Call 539-8801 for more information.