John 15:12, “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
The recent flooding from Hurricane Ida has displaced many families in our local community. Chester County officials are asking for help from local churches.
What exactly does this mean? The county is working with approximately 100 families that have been displaced. Since it was declared a natural disaster there is funding available for housing and replacing lost furniture, etc. Of these 100 families, around 84 were renters who are now housed in local hotels.
The county is asking local churches to “adopt” a family. Things they may need help with could be:
- Transportation (a ride to the laundromat or grocery store)
- A listening ear
- A warm home cooked meal
At this time we do not know the spiritual background of those needing help, however we have an open door to reach out with Christ’s love to our local community. While they do have a place to live (hotel), you can begin to imagine the challenges they are facing through this displacement. As you pray about this opportunity to serve, the Holy Spirit will align the divine appointments. There are 25 churches participating in this program. Be in praying for these interactions and those involved.
If you are interested in helping, please contact the church office (610-524-5338 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, phone number, and email. Once the list is compiled, teams will be formed.