Our Hearts and Hands Go Out
Midwestern and southern states were hit hard by tornadoes, flooding, and severe storms this past weekend. Multiple deaths and injuries have been reported, as well as widespread power outages and structural damages. We are eager to show our support and provide for the families affected.
We must remember to help in effective ways that will benefit the families and communities involved. In times of disaster, sometimes our best intentions hinder recovery efforts; therefore, remember the following:
1. Please do NOT take up a collection of random items based solely on news or even personal reports. This would include clothing, shoes, diapers, food, and water.
2. Please do NOT contact churches directly with an offer to assist or send teams. Please allow the local churches time to respond to their local community, and please allow the conference and denominational response system to function. This includes contacting churches with offers of financial assistance, physical donations, and work teams. There are some procedures that need to take place before those offers can be properly received.
What We Can Do:
With our Mission Action Council's blessing, we are collecting funds to assist in relief efforts.
Your prayers for the families, communities, and relief workers are needed, so take a moment to lift them up to God. For more information, contact Monica Frazier, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-368-1435
Thank you for your prayers, your love, and your donations as we strive to be the hands and feet of God in our world.