Category Archives: Outreach

St. Paul’s Supporting Hurricane Relief

Through the Diocese of North Carolina

St. Paul’s is working with the Diocese of North Carolina to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Matthew.

St. Paul’s is serving as a regional  collection point for donated supplies to benefit the hardest-hit communities throughout North Carolina as well as the Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry. The diocese is providing lists of needed supplies (see below) and will sort through and distribute all donations. Bring all donated supplies to the Goodheart Entrance and place them in the marked bins.

For the latest information on diocesan relief efforts, visit the diocesan web site.

Supplies Needed

  • Drinking water
  • Bagged dry or canned pinto beans
  • Dry rice
  • Oil
  • Salt and sugar
  • Canned/non-perishable food (esp. canned meats or beans) with easy-open pop-top lids
  • Other non-perishable food

Clothing, and toiletries and supplies in sizes and styles for men, women, boys and girls:

  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • WalMart gift cards
  • Baby supplies (diapers, wipes, etc.)

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Gloves and masks for cleaning mold
  • Other cleaning supplies

We’ll need help delivering the donated supplies to Raleigh. Please e-mail our Director of Outreach and Stewardship Ministries at to let her know if you have a large SUV or truck and are interested in delivering to Raleigh.

Through Episcopal Relief and Development

St. Paul’s is collecting financial donations to support Episcopal Relief and Development’s hurricane relief efforts.

The Episcopal News Service released an article earlier this week on the impact of the storm and the Episcopal Church’s efforts to help its victims recover from the damage.

If you would like to help, send a check, payable to St. Paul’s with “Hurricane relief” in the memo line, to Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries Sally Dudley.

Bring a Blanket to Church

Bring a blanket to church on Sunday, November 20.

A year ago, because of a boiler malfunction and a cold snap, St. Paul’s parishioners brought blankets to church to use to keep warm during the service and to donate afterwards to homeless people in our community.

This year, we’re collecting new and like-new blankets at all services on November 20 for the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Downtown Bike Patrol to distribute to homeless people who, for various reasons, cannot or do not stay at a shelter.

Habitat Unity Build

St. Paul’s is collaborating with other area churches, organizations and individuals on the Unity Build for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. The home at 1815 Willow Oak Way is being built for the Alice Everett family. It is the sixth Unity Build house constructed since 2000.

A Unity Build brings together a racially and socially diverse group of volunteers and donors from a variety of faith traditions. In addition to building a home, volunteers working side-by-side on a common goal get to know each other, building trust and strengthening relationships in our community.

Work has already begun on the project, with a wall build in the Habitat warehouse. Fundraising efforts are underway as well.

Parishioners at least 16 years old and older who want to help build the house may sign up online at the Habitat Volunteer Hub. Follow the prompts and look for dates labeled “Unity Build.”

The workday is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All work is supervised by Habitat staff, and construction experience is not required.

To make a cash donation, send a check, payable to St. Paul’s, to Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries Sally Dudley, with “Habitat Unity Build” noted in the memo line.