Houses, cars, pictures, keepsakes—all gone—destroyed in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. For so many, this is the case. There are so many in need of support. They need support not just to rebuild but to take care of immediate needs like clean drinking water, food, and clothes. WGM is partnering with World Hope International to provide hurricane relief.
Here’s an update from World Hope International President John Lyon:
“World Hope is organizing an emergency water supply project in St Maarten right now. The Water and Sanitation Director is flying over and taking water filters, chlorination kit and desalination kits to support the effort.
“In Florida, we are monitoring, but we have many Wesleyan churches in Florida, so there will be no shortage of places to base camp from and send supplies too.
“We just posted a new video of the work in Texas. See https://www.facebook.com/worldhopeorg/videos/10155149308572979/”
WGM will be a staging area where local volunteers and partners can bring supplies that will then be distributed to the affected areas.
- Baby wipes
- Nonperishable food items (also crackers, cookies, and granola bars)
- New blankets
- New towels
- New undergarments for children (including socks)
- Hand sanitizers
- Hygiene products
- Heavy-duty large trash bags
- Duct tape
ACT: You can help by donating at wgm.org/hurricane-irma or by dropping off any of the needed supplies at World Gospel Mission on Friday, September 15, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please feel free to pass this on. We would like to fill a semitruck from Marion and the surrounding communities to help the victims in Texas.