The Grace Brethren Church in Chambersburg, Pa. (John Bayer, pastor), has stepped up to help its community provide help to those in Puerto Rico who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria. They are a drop-off location for people wanting to make donations. A story in the Public Opinion gives the details. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Donate basic necessities to help Puerto Ricans hit by hurricane
CHAMBERSBURG – Though weeks have passed since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other nearby islands, there is a lot of work to still be done.
Local woman Ramona Torres has family in Puerto Rico. Her father moved from the island to the United States at age 17, but visits to help out family there. He was there just before Maria hit. …
To get there, Torres started looking for ways to help. She wanted to get together a truck of supplies, and very quickly CJ’s Trucking offered one. Then when the first location to place the truck fell through, Grace Brethren Church in Chambersburg quickly came forward.
Torres said she is so thankful because she does not actually know people at the company or church, but through other connections was able to make it happen.
“If I were in need, if we were the community in need, we would certainly want help,” Pastor John Bayer with Grace Brethren said. “Can you wrap your mind around that? Think about everything going.”
Bayer said it was easy to say yes to the request to use church space for the cause.
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