Christian Responders is a St. Matthew ministry dedicated to helping disaster survivors after the media attention and hype has subsided; often when these survivors still need much help.
We are a truly diversified group of people with several things in common.
We enjoy helping people in need… in fact it nourishes our souls!
We like experiencing spiritual growth, attending church together, sharing our faith, learning from each other, learning from the people we serve, and being the hands and feet of Jesus.
We enjoy socialization, making new relationships, and celebrating life together.
Requirements: Must be 14 years of age. No experience needed! If you are comfortable holding a paintbrush, hammering a nail, assisting with clean-up, preparing and delivering meals to flood survivors…We Want You!
To be the hands of Christ by helping disaster survivors in every way possible. This includes restoring and repairing homes, providing furniture, food, clothing and providing companionship.
To give our young adults, teens, families and senior citizens an opportunity to serve God’s people together and to make service a part of their lives.
To provide opportunities for people to experience spiritual growth through service, faith sharing, worship, and related activities.
Our Current Project
Join us for a weekend or even for a day as we work to assist our neighbors in Lumberton, NC during their long-term disaster recovery phase. Lumberton, NC is a poverty-stricken area located approximately 120 miles from Charlotte. The city was flooded by Hurricane Matthew in Oct 2016 followed by Hurricane Florence in 2018.
Even now, many families have not been able to return to their homes. These families do not have the means to repair their homes. The large government agencies have left, and thus, the victims of these devastating storms are dependent on volunteers and the church community.
The Christian Responders Ministry of St. Matthew Catholic Church is in partnership with the N.C. Conference of United Methodist Churches (NCCUMC) in Lumberton as we work together to restore and repair the homes of hurricane flood victims so they can resume their lives.