As the fear and reality of coronavirus spreads, so does the will of McDowell County’s citizens. This week local pastors launched a We Care movement.

We Care is connected to a new website, that launched Sunday, March 15. While the website will provide links to information available from the local Emergency Management Department and from NCDHHS, the main purpose of the website is to focus attention on two important opportunities: praying and helping.

You will find prayer helps, encouraging words from local pastors and ways you can help one another.

The We Care signs serve a single purpose: wherever anyone travels in McDowell County they will see a county full of caring people who are committed to praying for and helping one another.  We Care means We Pray. We Care means We Help. 

Christians have a history of stepping into crises, not away from them. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf, within a week McDowell County had a tractor trailer loaded with supplies headed to the Gulf. When the market fell in 2008 and gas and food prices went up, Lunch Bunch, a ministry to feed children during the summer was born. To date Lunch Bunch has fed almost 500 children a summer and McDowell Countians have given almost $500,000 to fund it.

We Care partnering churches and organizations include East Marion Baptist, Old Fort First Baptist, Glenwood Baptist, Greenlee Baptist, Grace Community, Liberty Freewill Baptist, Nebo Crossing, New Manna Baptist, Pleasant Gardens Baptist and the Blue Ridge Baptist Association.

If you would like more information please call Christina Redman at 828-724-9599 or email