“On behalf of the Bladen Disaster Recovery Team, I want to thank the Presbytery of the Coastal Carolina
for their spirit of partnership to bring hope and help to disaster families in Bladen County. These
resources will enable us to put more full time focus on helping disaster survivor’s recovery in Bladen
County.” -Board Chair, Jason Williams.
The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina is very proud to have given grants totaling $81,700 to the Bladen
County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group, chaired by Rev. Jason Williams of Foundation Bible Church,
in a joint ecumenical effort to assist Bladen County residents. $75,000 came from Presbyterian Church
Disaster Assistance (PDA) program to cover the hiring of a director to oversee the recovery process in
Bladen County, while the remainder is used to cover unmet needs within the county for Hurricane
Florence victims. The Presbytery also gave $5,000, received from the Presbyterian Synod of the Mid-
Atlantic, and $1,700 given by various churches and individuals to the organization.
PDA has also issued grants totaling $325,000 to Carteret, New Hanover, Robeson, Cumberland, and
Duplin counties to aid in their long-term hurricane recovery. Funds received and disbursed by the
Presbytery of Coastal Carolina to communities affected by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence total over
The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina is a mid-council governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
and is located at 807 West King Street, Elizabethtown, NC. It is comprised of 175 churches located in 21
counties in southeastern North Carolina, including seven churches in Bladen County.
The Presbytery also gave a $2,000 grant for food to Bladen Disaster Assistance in July 2019 from its Two-
cents-a-meal Hunger fund in addition to food grants of $11,000 to surrounding counties and $34,000 to
International Hunger groups.