Hurricane Relief Fund Report
Dear Brethren in Christ,
I am glad to report that we have received almost $100,000 from ARBCA churches, Founders churches, and individuals to assist the 10 churches we have identified to help. We have been able to contact the majority of them and found them needing funds for church repairs, pastoral support, and member support due to lost jobs. As of today, we have distributed approximately $40,000 in immediate relief, averaging from $3000-5000 for each church. We are holding the rest of funds in reserve as we evaluate the changing needs of each church.
The churches we are helping include:
Sovereign Grace Fellowship,
FIRE Disaster Relief Fund (a couple of the above churches are FIRE associated)
We are continually assessing the needs of these churches and others we are finding along the way. Pray for us for wisdom in the distribution of funds. Many of you have offered cleanup teams to come as we find the need. Glenn King, a deacon, in our church is leading our plans for this need. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Frankly, we have received more offers for help than we have been able to identify needs to this point. However, we will let you know as the needs arise.
Thanks again for the generous outpouring of gifts for our brethren. It has amazed and humbled us to see the kindness of Christ’s body coming to the aid of those in trial. May God be praised and may many come to Christ through the efforts of the affected churches which have had opportunity to witness to their communities and evacuees.
In Christ’s gentle bonds,