Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene made its way across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. As you might have gathered from media reports, while the actual damage caused by the hurricane never reached the level many feared or predicted, many folks sustained serious damage in North Carolina, and areas across the Northeast are experiencing significant flooding. Millions are without power, and the entire East Coast is tentatively making its way back to a “new normal.”
Week of Compassion is currently working with Regional Ministries to assess needs in affected areas. We have already responded to nearly 20 families in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as provided support to help with cleanup and recovery for North Carolina’s beloved Camp Caroline. We will continue to respond as we receive information.
Week of Compassion partner Church World Service has provided affected areas with blankets, as well as hygiene and cleanup kits. Their staff is currently on the ground, assessing damage and strategizing further ways to respond.
It is through your generosity that we are able to respond quickly and efficiently. If you would like to help those affected by Irene-related damage, or help us prepare for future disasters, you can contribute here.
As always, we are so grateful for your hope, your faith, and your willingness to respond. Today, as the skies clear, we pray with you for recovery in affected areas, and give thanks that life–even in the midst of loss and tragedy–goes on