Mission to North America's Disaster Response provides support to PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) churches in disaster affected communities through a network of staff and volunteer damage assessment teams, first response teams, site managers, and key leaders. MNA recruits and mobilizes volunteers, receives and distributes supplies and equipment, brings awareness of specific needs, channels recovery funds, focuses prayer and provides spiritual encouragement to our PCA family and their communities.
MNA Disaster Response’s disaster relief takes many forms. Flood Buckets contain an array of cleaning supplies typically needed in disaster cleanup. Bedding Kits contain pillows and sheets. Hygiene kits provide personal toiletries. Volunteers assemble the donated items into the respective kits, which are stored at the MNA Disaster Response warehouse, then shipped where needed. Sheds of HOPE provide victims a dry, secure place to store their rescued belongings. Working through local PCA churches in disaster areas, volunteers also work to assist victims in reclaiming their homes, belongings and their lives following a disaster event.
2018 Wrap Up:
God’s blessings and this support enabled LOPC to donate 150 Hygiene Kits, 75 Flood Buckets and 20 Sheds of HOPE in 2018 via MNA Disaster Response to our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. We also built and stored a 21st shed that will be used to help a family affected by a future local disaster. Our Sheds of HOPE have been delivered and set up for families in NC, SC and FL.
Because the need is great God continues to make resources available to us. We plan to continue our work in 2019 – building at least 16 Sheds of HOPE (hopefully more) and assembling at least 150 hygiene kits and 75 Flood Buckets.
We’re confident that God will continue to provide resources and support – we need to add willing hands – male and female of all ages - to our great team. We work hard and we have a lot of fun! (You’ve seen the photos – notice the smiles on most of the faces?) We can use lots of different skills – here are just a few examples: drilling, turning screws, lifting, carrying, shopping for supplies, organizing an assembly line, packing, cooking, preparing, serving, wrapping, measuring, sawing, packing, moving, sorting, building, etc. Won’t you consider joining us?
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