Grace Brethren congregations continue to respond to the needs on the east coast, which is now being battered by a northeaster, following the devastation of the superstorm Sandy.
Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Akron, Ohio (Jeff Bogue, pastor), has planned three trips, including one that is currently underway. They are also accepting donations and financial gifts.
Here’s information from their Facebook page:
• By mail – Checks made payable to Grace Church – mailed to the offices at 4000 Embassy Pkwy, Suite 320, C/O Hurricane Sandy Relief, Akron, OH 44333.
• 100% of proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy relief aid.
Donate Goods: Mondays (Nov 12 and 19) and Tuesdays (Nov 13 and 20) from 12 – 7pm in the lower lot of Grace Church
See the list here – http://wqmx.com/index.php/as-heard-on-the-show/331-grace-church-taking-hurricane-relief-donations
• Wednesday, Nov 7 – Sunday, Nov 11 (closed)
• Wednesday, Nov 14 – Sunday, Nov 18 (sign up here –http://bath.graceohio.org/ServingOppDetails.aspx?id=428)
• Wednesday, Nov 21 – Sunday, Nov 25 (tentative,http://bath.graceohio.org/ServingOppDetails.aspx?id=429)
Please pray for the people still without homes and resources. Please pray for those helping for wisdom and encouraging hearts as they try to help in long term and effective ways.
Thank you for the incredible response so far. At the moment the most pressing need is funding for food and shelter. Michel Faulkner of New Horizon Church of New York City is establishing connections with representatives in the Rockaways to help with food, shelter and recovery. The way you can best help is to donate to cover the cost of purchasing/providing food, shelter and recovery via GO2 Cares, the disaster relief arm of GO2 Ministries.
It’s estimated that 100,000 people in the Rockaways could be without power for 2-3 weeks. With a winter storm arriving Thursday and colder temperatures, the need is great.
Everyone can help right now by making a donation atwww.go2ministries.com/donate. Choose the “GO2 Cares” option.
To learn more about joining or forming a relief team, contact GO2 Ministries.
Updates will continue to be issued as more details become available.
So encouraged. Late last night I had the joy of attending a meeting with most of the pastors from Staten Island along with some of the agencies trying to come along side of this catastrophe. The Island has been sectioned and assigned to Pastors and the agencies are using the CHURCH to permeate the Islands needs. AMAZING. God’s Church rises and leads!
This will be a long term need. I am praying that churches will come along side of churches to help them and their people get back on their feet. As we rip out drywall we will have to wait until the humidity meters read less than 20% before we can start hanging new drywall.
Still in the clean out and tear out and disinfection stage. Still distributing needed items to the families here in the city.
Please NO MORE ‘used’ clothes. IF new clothes are being brought you should check with us first before bringing them to us. Groups coming this week that have teams, you are fine with whatever you have collected. We will use you to sort and inventory and assess future needs.
Praying for Warehouse space.
CPR-3 appreciates how the church has risen! You Rock because you stand on the ROCK who is good even in the midst of crisis. The pastors in this town are giving God glory through it all. The people are grateful for the LOVE being shown.