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DISASTER RESPONSE

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HURRICANE IAN RESPONSE 

Hurricane Ian strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane as it hit Cuba on Tuesday, September 27, dropping heavy rainfall and causing powerful winds of up to 125 miles per hour. The storm caused power outages across the entire island leaving 11 million people without electricity. At least 50,000 people were forced to evacuate.

Ian intensified as it neared the southwest coast of Florida on Wednesday morning, gaining wind speeds up to 155 MPH and approaching Category 5 status. Fort Meyers and other coastal areas could see storm surges of up to 18 feet. More than 2.5 million people were encouraged to evacuate, and the national guard is prepared to respond. After landfall, the storm will cross Florida, weakening as it moves inland.

 

After Ian passes, the Florida and South Florida Church of the Nazarene districts will coordinate a compassionate response to churches and community members who experience damage and are in need of help rebuilding. In that spirit, the districts reminded local church members to reach out to neighbours as they’re able, saying, “Consider what resources your church can offer to your community following the storm. . . Let's be known as people who unleash compassion when it's most needed.”

HOW TO HELP

 

PRAY

Pray for all who are beginning the cleanup process and for those who lost their homes or businesses. Lift up the members of local churches who will serve as conduits of compassionate care for all who are in need.

GIVE

Give to help support the relief and rehabilitation efforts led by local churches in Florida. 

DONATE TODAY to the Hurricane Ian – Project ID: 140017 Response:

By Credit Card 

  • Use the "DONATE NOW" button below

  • Call 1-888-808-7490 or 905-602-8220 Ext 2 (Speak to Yara)

By Cheque

  • Make a cheque payable to the church of the Church of the Nazarene Canada, and mail to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada

3657 Ponytrail Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 1W5. 

Be sure to designate "Hurricane Ian – Project ID: 140017"  

By e-Transfer

  • Send to churchofthenazarenecanada@gmail.com (no password required). 

  • Be sure to indicate "NCM Canada - Hurricane Ian – Project ID: 140017" in the comments box along with your full mailing address if you wish a charitable receipt.

Thank you for praying, for caring, and for sharing your gifts of compassion for those in need.

Four children sitting on rubble.

Jesus helped people where there was need, and when there was need.

NCM Canada wants to be ready to help when the need arises as well. Whether it is devestation as the result of a natural disaster, or the fall out from war - we want to be ready to go and provide the necessary help.

 

This is one of the reasons why we are so grateful for supporters who provide regular, monthly support.  By having funds come in on each month, we are able to have a better idea of how much we will have to work with, should an emergency occur.

 

NCM Canada partners with other organizations to provide the appropriate response based on the situation.

Each gift will be used as designated except where any given need has been fully met or in the case when the specified project(s) cannot be reasonably carried out, then the donor agrees that the designated gift may be used where it is needed most.