Binkley’s Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in the US

Binkley Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup

The Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup (HCWG) exists to advocate and visibly speak up for people who are marginalized.Our group is more about visibly speaking up (e.g. BLM Vigils, Banners, ads, radio, TV, petitions, letter writing, etc.) and changing policies than about providing individual assistance. Additionally, we:

–    collect and share information (YouTube, books, articles, etc.) that would be helpful for this purpose.

–   raise money/donate to existing groups who provide direct services to, or who advocate for, people who are marginalized.

– communicate regularly with the congregation through direct contact with relevant committees and the leadership as well as directly through church channels (Friday News, Beacon, website, and regular emails to the HC Workgroup) and also with our area partners in the HC Community Group.

– focus on the youth in our community who are a part of marginalized groups. We promote and support this youth leadership through donations, advocacy, and paying attention to what they are saying (e.g. NAACP Youth Council and E3 S.T.E.M. Camp).

 

Binkley Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup Steering Committee: Ginger Clifford, Dick Clifford, Reesy Alston, Lynn Calder, Katie Cartmell, Alice Glover, Megan Highsmith, Gill Keelan, Susan Ketchin, Ashley Nissler, and Deneane Sutton

 

If you wish to be included on the Workgroup email list, please contact Dick at dickclifford@mindspring.com.

 

How to donate:

The Humanitarian Crisis Fund at Binkley devotes all of its funds to support our mission to address marginalization of people in our society and their inhumane/unjust treatment.  Make checks out to Binkley Baptist Church with Humanitarian Crisis in the memo line and mail to Binkley Church, 1712 Willow Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 –or- give through the Binkley secure online option (go to Give, then to the Humanitarian Crisis option, then enter your donation amount, and enter Humanitarian Crisis in the space provided and complete the donation).

BLM Vigil at Binkley every 4th Saturday from Noon – 1:00pm.  Everyone is invited to join us.

Moral Monday March–Raleigh, NC

Humanitarian Crisis Community Group

This statement was published in the Raleigh News and Observer and Durham Herald Sun on March 8, 2020, by the 30 organizations listed.  An earlier version was published on September 8/9 by Binkley Church in the N&O, DHS and UNC Daily Tarheel.

The HC Community Group, now including more than 35 organizations in the Triangle area, has been established to work together by:

 

–   Responding as a unified group quickly and visibly to injustice in our communities and nation, urging others to speak up as well.

–   Supporting each other’s initiatives (including providing direct support to people in need) and

–   Identifying ways that we can use our joint strength to address injustice and inhumane treatment.