The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Providing a link in the community between local churches and persons needing assistance with utilities, food, or other emergencies.
District Five Family Ministries (D5FM) is a faith-based ministry, which began 35 years ago as a collaboration between teachers and local churhc members who had recognized families in acute need, particularly around the holidays. In its first year, the Christmas Project provided clothes and toys to 10 families. In 2009, D5FM sponsored 1,200 children. In recent years, we have partnered with Middle Tyger Community Center, which houses our operations and provides and umbrella underwhich our ministries thrive. Though our list of services has expanded tremendously, our basic mission remains the same: to bridge the gap between individuals and churches who want to help and those who need assistance, in order to contribute to emergency relief and family sufficiency.