Continuing the legacy

Published 7:50 pm Monday, July 9, 2012

Within hours of the July 1 storm system that damaged at least 50 structures in Beaufort County, certain groups were helping storm victims recover.
The N.C. Baptist Men’s disaster-relief ministry and the United Methodist disaster-relief group showed up to help. The Baptist Men sent a chainsaw crew to help clear debris. The Methodist group assessed damaged mobile homes to see if some could be repaired. The Baptist Men included members of area Baptist churches, including First Baptist Church of Washington and Riverview Baptist Church in Beaufort County, plus crews from Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, First Baptist Church in Cary, Oakdale Baptist Church in Rocky Mount and Memorial Baptist Church in Williamston.
A Baptist Men’s crew was working on Clark’s Neck Road on Monday.
Eastern North Carolina has a history of its people helping one another after disasters. Groups like the Baptist and Methodist disaster-response ministries help keep that legacy alive.
So when these groups ask for financial support to help keep their ministries going, that support should be provided with enthusiasm and thanks.