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Helping those affected by Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011

Family & Friends,

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is open. We suffered little damage from Hurricane Irene. We appreciate your prayers and concern.

However, many in eastern North Carolina are in need of your help at this time. While Mid-Atlantic’s primary role is biblical higher education, the university would like to serve as a link during this time to connect those who wish to help with those who are in the best positions to serve.

Share with God’s people who are in need. Romans 12:13

We encourage you to monitor our website for updates, www.macuniversity.edu.

Pamlico Beach, Lowland, and surrounding areas have been hit very hard by Hurricane Irene, as has Hatteras Island. As we become aware of other nearby areas in need of help, we will post them.

 

We know of the following agencies that are serving these areas:

DART – a ministry of IDES
   Kent Gurganus, minister, phone 252-953-1606, coordinator of a local DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team), has crews working each day.
IDES (International Disaster Emergency Services)
   PO Box 60, Kempton, IN 46049-0060, phone 765- 947-5100, ides@ides.org , www.ides.org 
Lowland Church of Christ
   Cathy Lupton, phone 252-229-1167, is coordinating serving the community of Lowland with area churches. Donations can be sent to Lowland Church of Christ, 5906 Lowland Road, Lowland, NC 28552. The current need is for generators. Power is expected to be restored on Saturday or Sunday. The Lowland Church of Christ building has suffered significant water damage.
St. Clairs Church of Christ
   Craig Hagen, minister, phone 252-943-7741, is coordinating serving the community of Pamlico Beach. Donations can be sent to St. Clairs Church of Christ, 9814 NC Hwy 99 South, Bath, NC 27808.  The St. Clairs Church of Christ building has had minor damage.
Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity, NC
   Jason Kirkman, minister, phone 252-945-8341, coordinator of work crews
First Church of Christ, 520 E. 10th St., Washington, NC 27889
   This Wednesday night, Aug. 31, the church is providing free hotdogs and a cool place to sit. Church phone is 252-946-5236. Contact is Steve Hill, minister.
Eastern North Carolina Christian Men’s Fellowship
   Philip Alligood, phone 252-333-8923
Eastern North Carolina Christian Men’s Fellowship
   Daniel West, phone 252-532-5557, or Ron Stuart, phone 252-207-8526

 

Local churches are in the best position to serve the community. As a Bible college, our direct contact is primarily with the churches. Therefore, our list will be focused on but not limited to churches in the affected areas that serve those in need. We are confident that more churches than those listed above are serving these communities, but we are not aware of them at this time.

If you are serving those in need at this time and would like to have your contact information posted, please contact the Office of the President, Clay Perkins, 252-334-2004, clay.perkins@macuniversity.edu .

One of our own staff members, Jenny Rowland, has family (parents and grandparents) whose homes were damaged by flood waters. There will be a work day in the near future to serve the Rowland family. If you would like to help on that team, please contact Keith Wood, keith.wood@macuniversity.edu or 252-202-9604. Jenny Rowland is secretary in our Development Office.

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10

Please join us in praying for all those affected by Hurricane Irene. Mid-Atlantic Christian University takes appropriate steps to ensure the safety and security of the Mid-Atlantic family and to serve those in need. Currently the university has students from fifteen states and multiple countries.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University wishes to publicly thank New Life Church of Christ, Roanoke Rapids, NC, for housing a number of dorm students during this storm. We greatly appreciate all the calls and contacts of concern during this event. The university has minor damage throughout the campus from Hurricane Irene. Elizabeth City has also fared well during the storm.

As we become aware of opportunities to serve the communities around Mid-Atlantic Christian University, we will post them on our website. Thank you for your offers to serve others in need.

Be kind and compassionate to one another. Ephesians 4:32