It’s time to help!!

6 Nov

We in South Carolina have seen our share of hurricanes and tropical storms.  We know what it is like to need help, and we’ve received it at times.  My heart swelled at the outpouring for Hurricane Katrina years ago when we at Ebenezer sent multiple teams down to the Gulf Coast to help with recovery.

Well, this little storm named Sandy rocked the northeast US last week, and the time is here again to help!!  I know it was only a category 1 hurricane, but the cluster of storms with it did as much damage as the hurricane.  This massive storm hit an area of our nation that is not usually prepared for hurricane activity.  Many people have great needs, and we are in a place to help in small ways that can make a HUGE difference!!

We’ve heard stories and rumors of help being refused by unions.  Some of those are true, and some have proven to be untrue.  But those stories do not relieve us of our responsibility to answer God’s call and help in whatever way we are able!!

I am asking you to PRAY.  If God leads you to help, bring some of the following items to Ebenezer by MONDAY, November 12.  The Red Cross listed these items as items of need:

Diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, formula, non perishable food, blankets, batteries, pet food, clothing, cleaning supplies.

Some of the guys from the South Carolina Baptist Convention Disaster Relief team also recommended we consider small gas cans.  Many people in these areas do not have gas operated appliances and therefore no gas cans (no safe way to transport gas to generators).

Pray.  If God leads you to help, please do!!  We are trying to secure a big truck for this load of help, but right now we could fit all of it into a Honda Odyssey van.  Let’s really push to fill a BIG TRUCK UP!!!


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