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Returning to Pamlico County in October: Helping after Hurricane Irene

September 20, 2011

Family and Friends,  We're going back. A team of students, faculty, and staff from Mid-Atlantic will be returning to Pamlico County for more hurricane relief work Oct. 7-12.  This group will be led by DARTS (Disaster Assistance Response Team - Students), which work under the auspices of IDES (International Disaster Emergency Service). If you wish to be a part of this clean-up effort, please contact either Keith Wood, Vice President for Development, or Ken Greene, Vice President for Enrollment Services. You may wish to join the group, provide tools or supplies, provide housing or meals, or provide funding for their trip or for the victims.   To contact us about our fall break work trip, contact: Keith: 252.334.2034 or keith.wood@macuniversity.edu Ken: 252.334.2019 or ken.greene@macuniversity.edu Share with God's people who are in need. Romans 12:13  Mid-Atlantic continues to provide leadership in responding to humanitarian needs resulting from Hurricane Irene. Our role is to provide a list of those in the best position to help those...

Report: Helping after Hurricane Irene

September 06, 2011

Family and Friends, While the wind and rain from Hurricane Irene have faded, many will deal with the effects for many days to come. We wish to thank all those who have responded to serve those in need. Mid-Atlantic will continue to post updates connecting those in the best position to help those in need with individuals like you that desire to help. We encourage you to read all the press releases since many items will not be repeated. You are encouraged to monitor our website, which will be the primary means of posting the press releases. www.macuniversity.edu Mid-Atlantic did organize one of the first groups of volunteers, Sept 2, 3, and 4, 2011. Many students, along with friends from First Christian Church Ministries (Kernersville and High Point, NC), Towne South Church of Christ (Elizabeth City, NC), and Hanover Church of Christ (Mechanicville, VA), were able to assist with clean up in about fourteen homes. They also did most of the clean up at the Lowland Church of Christ building. We are very thankful...

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 ...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.

August 28, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Christian University will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ---- Mid-Atlantic Christian University will reopen Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. All classes and all services will resume, starting with breakfast. All employees are to return to work on Monday, Aug. 29. Employees should use their own discretion as to safety. Pressley Hall will reopen at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug 29, 2011, to returning students. The first cafeteria meal will be served Monday night, Aug 29, 2011, at 5 p.m. Students in areas affected by Hurricane Irene that have no power and/or water are welcome to return to Pressley Hall early, but they must notify Chris Stanley, Campus Minister, prior to their return. You can reach Mr. Stanley at Read More

Mid-Atlantic will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30

August 26, 2011

Mid-Atlantic will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ---- Mid-Atlantic Christian University is closed and evacuated through Monday. The University anticipates reopening Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, resuming classes and all services, starting with breakfast. Presley Hall will open at 5 pm, Aug 29, 2011 for returning students. Should a change in operating hours or other University services become necessary, the University will communicate in a timely manner. Check for updates on the University website (http://www.macuniversity.edu). MACU will also distribute notices via University e-mail accounts. Recorded messages will also be available on the Mid-Atlantic Inclement Weather hotline at 252-334-2074, and emergency messages will be sent via the University Emergency Notification System. The University also places updates on Wavy TV 10, WVBT Fox 43, and WNCT- TV-Channel 9- Greenville, NC. Please join us in praying for all those affected by Hurricane Irene. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has taken these steps to ensure the safety and security of the MACU family. Currently the University has students from fifteen states and multiple countries. We anticipate employees will return on Monday, August 29. Employees should...