The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Anchor Delivering Aid To Flooding Victims – Pisgah Forest NC


October 13, 2016

Clara Guzik, Nathanial Velez and Ruth Sheehan help out Tuesday at the Anchor Baptist Church's warehouse. Rachel Sheehan moves boxes at the warehouse. (Times photos by Matt McGregor)

Pisgah Forest's Anchor Baptist Church is meeting the disaster in Lumberton, N.C., head on through its emergency relief warehouse.

Lumberton, located in Robeson County, is experiencing major flooding after the Lumber River crested following Hurricane Matthew.

Michael Blanton, Anchor Baptist's warehouse manager, has already made two trips to Pembroke, another town in Robeson County, but is located on higher ground and is providing shelter for Lumberton residents.

"There was a need and we rose to meet it," Blanton said Tuesday. "There are 700 people sitting in a shelter, and the National G...

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