IDES' U.S. Disaster Response Coordinators are on their way to Florida to begin response work with our local church partners in the affected areas. Hundreds of families sustained damage to their homes, and we praise God for the opportunity to serve them thanks to your generosity the past several days. Funding has already been sent to our church partners in order to provide food, supplies, and other assistance to the families affected.
We are thrilled to share with you that the first two loads of IDES storage sheds (20 units) are also on their way to both Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida. Special thanks to our faithful volunteers from East Union Christian Church, IN and Two Rivers Church, NC for their service in building and shipping these sheds.
The sheds will be built for families to safely store their belongings while their homes are being repaired during the long-term recovery process. Sheds also serve as a physical symbol of hope, used as a tool by the local church to reach out into their own community with the love of Jesus Christ
Hurricane Maria Update 9/26/17
Last week, the island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm. Much of the island sustained overwhelming damage. It is projected that electricity will be unavailable for the next several weeks due to the infrastructural detriment. Families who have been affected are in desperate need of assistance.
IDES has coordinated with our local church partner on the island, and thanks to your generosity, we have provided them funding for clean water, emergency food, clothing, generators, and other basic necessities for those in their surrounding community who are in need.
"The church wants to reach out not only to its members, but also to others in the community in tangible ways with the love of Jesus. Any support you could provide would be greatly appreciated," IDES' partner said.
If you wish to make a donation towards Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, or our ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, please click the button below to use our online donation form and select the designation "Hurricane" in the dropdown box at the bottom of the form. Checks can be sent directly to IDES at PO Box 379, Noblesville, IN 46061.
Thank you for making hope possible. Please pray for IDES' staff, our partners, and the many families who have been affected by these disasters.