Help the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry After Hurricane Matthew

The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry is a joint ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, responding to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in Harnett, Sampson and Johnston Counties. Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry (EFwM) and several of the camps and homes where the workers served by The Ministry live.

If you are interested in helping EFwM cover its immediate needs, please drop off your donations at The Episcopal Church of the Advocate, Sunday, October 16 – Saturday, October 29. The Vicar will be traveling to the EFwM on Tuesday, October 18 and on Sunday, October 30, and will carry offerings with her.

A list of the most crucial items follows:

Food

  • Drinking water
  • Bagged dry, or canned, pinto beans
  • Dry rice
  • Oil
  • Salt and sugar
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned tuna
  • Other non-perishable food

Clothing and Supplies

  • Sweaters / sweatshirts (sizes: children to adults for both men and women)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets