This gallery shows the progress made at the RCC Yadkin View Lumberton Project







JUNE 12 – Lumberton Home Rebuild Update

In the last few years, the City of Lumberton received not one, but two knockout punches when 1,000-year flooding was received by both Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.   There are still neighborhoods where homes are waiting to be repaired from this flooding.  New Philadelphia is joining with other local Moravian Churches, the United Methodist Disaster Relief, and the City of Lumberton to rebuild one of these homes.  The footings and foundation walls have been built.  It is time for the framing to begin with the hope to have it under roof by mid-July.  Your help is needed now.  You can volunteer your time and talents, especially carpentry talents, to work on the rebuild.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kenneth Lankford, a member of Clemmons Moravian, who is coordinating the volunteer effort – His cell phone number is 704-241-5058  or email at   Your financial support is also needed.    All the Yadkin View RCC Moravian churches are raising money to support the rebuild.  Please designate your contribution by putting “Moravian House Adoption” in the memo section of your check.   Thank you for giving this mission of mercy project your support and prayer.   You can follow the progress of the rebuild by checking the church website for updates.



JUNE 12 – Volunteer Information

The Volunteer Information Packet has forms that volunteers need to complete and turn in when they get to the job site. They should give them to Jeff Wade when they get to the sight.

The address is: 710 Chippewa St, Lumberton NC

Jeff’s phone: (919) 414 -1208

  • Page 8 – Liability Release
  • Page 9 –  Medical Information
  • Page 11 – Confidentiality Agreement
  • Page 12 – Media Release
  • Page 14 – Mission Trip Evaluation Feedback



From Kenneth Lankford:

  • Floor joists were being set yesterday. 
  • Starting next Wed. (6-12) we will welcome any volunteers for the next several weeks. 
  • A crane has been tentatively reserved for 6-19 to set roof trusses, any help here would be great.
  • Anyone with teams please let me know as soon as possible with a head count and skills
  • Planning is very important when your 4 hours away from job site.


Yadkin View RCC Lumberton Home Rebuild Project Update:

  • Plans were to start framing the house this week. This has been postponed due to not having experienced carpenters available to do this work.
  • Framing will start next week – Thursday (6/13), Friday (6/14), and Saturday (6/15).
    • Experienced carpenters are needed for this work.
    • If you have experience with framing a house, please consider coming to Lumberton during this time to help.
  • Please email or call Kenneth Lankford (  (704-241-5058 cell) if you plan to come down and help. Kenneth is working with the onsite project manager to coordinate the number of people onsite.
  • The Moravian Tool Trailer on site that has various saws and nail guns etc.  However, feel free to bring your own tools if you prefer.
  • If you plan to stay overnight, please let Chris Thore know if you would be interested in staying in the Moravian Motor Home.  It sleeps 6.



The foundation walls are up and we are ready to start framing the week of – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – June 5th – 7th.

Any volunteers with carpentry skills please contact Kenneth Lankford  at

Pictures of the construction progress.








Yadkin View RCC – Lumberton House Rebuild Project

Date: May 20, 2019


  • City of Lumberton has demolished house and removed the debris.
  • Two trees that were on property and could have had a long term impact on house have been taken down.
    • Trunk/limbs will have to be cut up and removed from property at some point.
    • Either by work teams or locals for the wood.
  • Over the next 3 weeks, local team will:
    • Dig and pour footings
    • Pour 6 feet high concrete foundation wall.
      • Due to new local building regulations concerning flooding, the house will need to have a 6 feet high foundation wall.


Yadkin View RCC Work Teams:

  • After footings and foundation wall are poured, work teams will begin working on framing with the goal of having the house under roof by the 2nd week of July.
  • Two work Saturdays are planned. These will be one day trips.
    • Dates: June 8th and 15
    • Leave at 5:00 am. Work on house during day.  Return late afternoon.  (About a 3 hour one way trip)
    • Work To Be Done:
      • Framing/General Carpentry
      • Also need general helpers to wok with more experienced carpenters.
    • Need to get number of workers who are interested to Kenneth Lankford so he can plan work with local team.
    • While some tools are on site, work teams are encouraged to bring their own tools to perform the work scheduled for workdays.
  • Plans are for the work teams to take food with them on these days. If you are interested in helping the RCC with preparing food for the teams, please fill out a form or email as well.
  • If interested in going or helping with food, please fill out form in bulletin and turn into church office or send you name/email address to Kenneth Lankford ( and Smitty Welborn ( Note:  I would like your contact information so I can keep everyone informed if I get work related information sent to me.


Schedule (More Details Will Be Provided As They Are Finalized):

  • 5/18 – 5/19:
    • Footings dug.
  • 5-19 – 6/7:
    • Pour footings
    • Pour/build foundation walls
  • 6/8 – 2nd Week of July:
    • Framing
    • Roofing
  • Beginning 2nd Week of July:
    • Exterior doors and windows
    • Ruff in electrical
    • Ruff in plumbing
      • These three tasks can be done at the same time.
    • Sheetrock

Local Team on Site:

  • Local project manager will provide materials needed.
  • Local project manager will have people working at site during the week.
    • For those who prefer to work during the week, the local project manager can be contacted to coordinate work team support on these days.
    • Summary will be updated with local project manager’s contact information. 

Financial Support:

  • Financial contributions are needed to support the rebuild of this home:
    • Contributions can be made directly:
      • Checks should be made out to NCCUMC and with a memo to “Moravian House Adoption”
        • Mailed to: NCCUMC | PO Box 3601 | Lumberton, N.C. 28358




Mrs. Rachel Moody Weavil is the Administrative Assistant at New Philadelphia Moravian Church

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