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Disaster Relief Agencies That Serve in Jesus Name

Disaster Relief Agencies serving Hurricane Sandy

Disaster relief agencies are quickly responding to Hurricane Sandy as the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are struggling to recover. I’m looking to help and hope you might be too.

Have you thought about extending a helping hand “in Jesus name?” Donations and skills are needed.

I think that’s important because a spiritual legacy is all about Jesus and the things he does through you and me (see John 10:25). It is his reputation we’re building and his name that we’re making famous.

Disaster relief agencies that serve in Jesus name

World Vision is distributing flood cleanup kits, personal hygiene items, and emergency food kits.

The Salvation Army is committed to “combat disasters with acts of God.” (Ya gotta love that tag line!) They are providing cleanup kits, food, and emotional and spiritual care to those recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

To donate your skills, check out Samaritan’s Purse. They are looking for volunteers of all skill levels to aid with debris cleanup, mud outs, and rebuilding.

Operation Blessing International teams are serving up to 2,000 hot meals a day with their mobile kitchen, providing kerosene heaters, and using their construction trailers for debris clean up and to tarp roofs.

Connect with your local church to see how you can join others helping with disaster relief. Father’s House is planning to help send our Disaster Relief Chaplain, Fran Graham, as part of a Foursquare Disaster Response Team headed to the East Coast. She’s been well trained for the job ahead. (If you are part of our Father’s House family, we’ll be taking up an offering for Foursquare relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy this Sunday.)

When we join together with these disaster relief agencies we are extending a helping hand in Jesus name. Some can go, and most of us can give.

Like King David, I hope my spiritual legacy will read, “After Susan had done the will of God in her own generation, she died and was buried” (Acts 13:36 Susan’s version). Simple, but enough.

What about you? How are you planning to respond to Hurricane Sandy’s destruction? Share with us in the comment section below.

Have a great weekend! Susan

“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know . . . all of your friends would be nice.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. cindy king

    i am so glad to see the christian organizations help im sure they are doing all they can but it needs to be fast people are running out of food they cant get out there is no gas ,and some of the worst areas the people are starting to get sick and are cold and angry that they have waited so so long and no help yet . we are back here in pa and were spared ,we are opening our home but no one there can get out .i think they should start air dropping food and water and some kind of heaters the reports we are hearing is that the people are not getting help soon enough my prayer is hurry and god speed love ya all cindy

    1. Susan

      Thanks for the update and what you are experiencing in trying to help from PA. It gives us clear direction in prayer. So thankful there are folks like you that are opening their homes for those that are able to get out. Praying with you!

  2. Sandra L Lasher

    Please include in your list UMCOR,
    Thr United Methodist Committee on Relief, and the Mennonites these two organizations are ofter called the “M and M’s” the first in and the last out. UMCOR works with the religious leaders of the disater area. Those folks know what and where things are needed. They bring the checkbook and lots of people to help ease the shock. The Mennonites come to clean out and rebuild where possible. All in the service of God.

    1. Susan

      Thanks for the information, Sandra. I had missed them. My bad. I just looked them up and here are the links for the “M and M’s”:
      The link to the United Methodist Committee on Relief is: http://www.umcor.org/
      The Mennonite Disaster Service link is: http://mds.mennonite.net/

  3. Yay for a list of different organizations committed to helping. Being far away, it can be difficult to know how to help–aside from praying of course. Or who to help through. Thanks. :0)

    1. Susan

      You are most welcome, Mary!

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