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Flood Relief Information - Update

8.21.2021 Update

First of all, we want to say THANK YOU for all the amazing donations that have been made for the Haywood County Flood relief. We are blown away (and almost out of space) by the amount of items and love that have been brought to not only our location but to all the organizations playing a part in flood recovery.

Based on information distributed by Haywood County and several area churches we need to slow down on donating physical items. Many locations are running out of room and are overwhelmed by the amount of items that have already been donated. This path recovery is a “not a sprint but a marathon” situation and we will need to continue to gather donations for weeks to come.

Because of this slow down, we are NOT ACCEPTING physical items at this time. Please know that we will need many of these items again down the line once clean up and rebuilding has gotten further underway. We are however still accepting monetary donations in the form of ingles gift cards, checks and online contributions. You can bring these to the front office during office hours, drop them in the offering plate on Sunday morning (please designate “flood relief”) or mail to PO Box 838 Waynesville, NC 28786.

We are still waiting to hear about the best way to help with physical volunteering as well. As many crews are still coming in to clear roads and access points, the county is still advising groups to wait with helping on site. If you would like to be put on a contact list once volunteer jobs have become available, please click here. We will reach out to those signed up when we hear of opportunities. 

Thank you so much for your patience as we gather information and find the best ways for FUMC Waynesville to help as the situation is ever changing. Again we are blown away by the compassion and action that the community and our congregation has taken to help their neighbors. We continue to be in prayer for all those involved and will send more updates as they are available.

Below are the items we have collected since Thursday (not including clothing), thank you FUMC!!
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