Torrential rains have brought severe flooding to the Carolinas, claiming the lives of fourteen people. Nearly two hundred water rescues were reported in South Carolina alone, and some eight hundred residents were displaced to due rising floods. Damage estimates in the wake of what has been described as a “thousand-year storm” are in the billions of dollars. Over the first five days of October, some locales received an unprecedented twenty inches of rain. Though the rains have now moved out, flooding poses an ongoing threat—meteorologists suggest it may take two weeks for rivers to crest. Through the Disaster Relief Committee, the Church of God is responding to this disaster.
The Disaster Relief Committee is evaluating the needs of our congregations in South Carolina. A strategic response is being determined through coordination with the Carolina Ministries and the National Association of the Church of God. Your prayerful support of Church of God Disaster Relief makes it possible for the Church of God to respond when disaster strikes.
Please consider donating today to the Disaster Relief Fund. You can also send your donation to Attn: Disaster Relief, Church of God Ministries, PO Box 2420, Anderson, IN 46018. Be certain to clearly designate your gift to Project #45.04502.
For questions regarding this and other disaster relief efforts in the United States and abroad, contact Stephen Lewis, 800-848-2464, ext. 2198.