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Due to flooding from Hurricane Florence, Providence has decided to cancel local projects and focus on disaster relief in the coming weeks and months. Below are ways that you can contribute to the relief effort.

The most important thing we can do as a people is to go to God in prayer. We may touch thousands of lives without ever meeting any of them by interceding on their behalf. Take a few minutes by yourself, with family, with friends, or with your Life Group and pray. Let these Scriptures serve you as you pray and these points guide you in what to pray for specifically.


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Psalm 46:1-3

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

  • Pray for those who have lost loved ones as a result of Hurricane Florence. 
  • Pray for those who have lost their homes to floods and are in need of shelter.
  • Pray for those in immediate need of food and personal items to get through one day at a time and for every need to be met.   
  • Pray for strength and wisdom for first responders and emergency personnel as they continue to serve communities devastated by the floods.
  • Pray for needed resources to come at the right time and to the right places.   
  • Pray for churches to rally as one voice to display the love of God in amazing ways so that the greatness of Jesus shines in their communities.   
  • Pray for God to use this tragedy for good and that many would trust in Jesus.


Below is an article written by a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Bruce Ashford.  The insights from Dr. Ashford's article could serve you in taking your everyday conversations about a storm and turn them to a Savior.

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If you feel led to give financially, Providence recommends giving directly to Baptists On Mission. 100% of your designated gift will be used in disaster relief efforts. Baptists On Mission is a Christian missions organization that is an auxiliary to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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Providence is partnering with Baptists On Mission to develop relief teams. If you’re willing to help with clean up and recovery, fill out the interest form online. Once we’re able to send teams, you’ll receive an email with dates that teams are needed. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Ages 14-16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is also a need for team leaders with administrative skills. Check the box on the interest form and someone will follow up with you.

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Many items are needed to help those who were directly affected by Hurricane Florence. Providence is specifically collecting hygiene kits. Drop off a kit in the bins located in the main lobby and the kids lobby in gallon sized bags. Items can be dropped off on Sunday mornings beginning September 23.

Include

  • An encouraging note
  • 1 tube of toothpaste
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothbrush cover
  • 1 pack of dental floss
  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 bottle of shampoo body wash
  • 1 comb
  • 1 facial tissue pack
  • 1 small first aid kit
  • 1 pack of pre-moistened clean wipes
  • 2 washcloths

Please do not add other miscellaneous items to your bag.

 

Other Donation Items

If you’re interested in donating other relief items, those donations can be delivered to the warehouse at RFA Church (2660 Yonkers Road).

  • water bottles
  • first-aid
  • shelf-stable food items
  • socks