FBCA Responds to Flooding in Haywood County

Approximately 500 families have been displaced from their homes in Haywood County due to severe flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In the coming days and months, our congregation is committed to providing essential items and in-person assistance. We have already received over $1,100 in donations and 30 volunteers willing to go serve our neighbors. 

 In addition to our ongoing prayers for those experience loss and hardship from the flooding, there are two ways we are asking our congregation to respond:

  1. Volunteer to go and serve on a Saturday in September. Sign-up in the atrium or through this online form.
    • Saturday, September 4: Bucket Brigade, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Hominy Baptist Church (Candler). FBCA Volunteers will gather with volunteers from other CBFNC churches in the parking lot to assemble buckets. These buckets will then be transported to First Baptist Canton for distribution to those in need. Sign-up in the atrium or through email (Sarah Whitlock, swhitlock@fbca.net).

    • Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25: Mud Removal Work, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Haywood County. Volunteers will gather homeowners’ belongings that cannot be saved out of their houses and placed by the road for later pickup. Volunteers will also remove wall materials and flooring as required so a subsequent team can assess the damage and determine if and how the homes can be repaired. Sign-up in the atrium or online.

  1. Donate funds that can be used to assemble more Disaster Response Buckets or other goods and items deemed necessary from our partners. You can donate online or in-person, designating your gift “Disaster Response.”