Hurricane Sandy - SBC of Virginia DR ready to respond; donate now
11:00 AM | November 1, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is one of the strongest storms to ever hit the East Coast. Hundreds of families have lost homes or have damage related to flooding, wind, snow, and even fire. Millions of people are without electricity.
One team of SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief (DR) workers were deployed to the New York City area to assist families with food distribution and other needs. Another SBCV DR team is leaving today for Mt. Nebo, West Virginia with two feeding units, one shower unit and a generator to help those affected by the snow storm. Closer to home, an SBCV DR flood recovery team will set up in Pocomoke City to provide resources and manpower to families with water damage in their homes.
SBC of Virginia Missions Mobilization Team Leader Mark Gauthier is leading the SBC national effort in Pennsylvania as the Area Commander. SBC of Virginia's Disaster Relief Director Jack Noble is serving along with Gauthier as Area Command Logistics Officer. Long time Disaster Relief worker and trainer Bob Williams is leading the efforts in Virginia.
If your church needs storm assistance or relief effort consulting, please contact our DR teams immediately by calling Jack Noble at 540.521.6423 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow these efforts through our social media: Facebook.com/sbcvdr | Twitter: @sbcvdr
These efforts will need your support in prayer, service, and donations. More volunteers are needed. If you have been disaster relief certified, please contact email@example.com to get involved. You can also be a part of this effort by contributing to SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief. Thank you.
After prayer, one significant way you can support relief efforts is through donations. Financial support provides disaster relief volunteers with the resources and logistical support that they need to serve on the ground, helping hurting people and sharing the Gospel.
Please also remember that, while donations to SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief are an important part of this ministry, they should not take the place of your tithes and offerings to your local church.958