Hurricane Michael's Tragic Aftermath
“We desperately need your prayers.”
Rosemary Beach, FL, USA
Hurricane Michael came through the Florida Panhandle as one of the strongest storms on record. Fr. John Wallace pastors a church in Rosemary Beach (Apostles By-the-Sea). Rosemary Beach escaped the worst of the storm, but many of Fr. John’s parishioners didn’t.
“Our congregation has people all over the area. Most were impacted by the storm - some much, much worse than others. Many in the community have lost everything. And many don't have adequate insurance. We desperately need your prayers and your support.” – Fr. John Wallace
Fr. John writes that some of the biggest needs are for gas canisters, food, bottled water, diapers, baby wipes, paper goods, first aid kits, toiletries, and underwear. The list is long!
Because of the destruction, leaders are asking that volunteers hold off on coming to Panama City until conditions are safer. In the meantime, Fr. John requests prayers for stamina. The recovery ahead will be a long one. May God give them strength and courage to do what needs to be done.
ARDF is partnering with the Diocese of the Gulf Atlantic, to bring relief assistance to these victims of Hurricane Michael. The Diocese of the Gulf Atlantic is no stranger to relief work. Last year, ARDF partnered with them to bring relief after Hurricane Irma.
As the recovery efforts begin, your gift through ARDF offers tangible hope and help to those in need. You can help by giving much needed funds to these victims through ARDF. We pass your donation on to the Diocese of the Gulf Atlantic. They prioritize the needs of their communities. In partnering with “on the ground leaders” like Fr. John, you can be sure that your donations go to those who need it most.
Most often, your donations fund the supplies that volunteer teams will need in assessing and fixing the damage. When we have information about how to volunteer, we will share it here on our blog.
All of this can happen quickly with your help.
You can donate by mailing a check (with Hurricane Michael in the memo line) to:
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund, P.O. Box 645354, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5354
You can also donate online at this link.
By supporting the local church through ARDF, leaders on the ground – in the neighborhood – are able to offer the love of Jesus through practical and spiritual help.
These leaders develop relationships that don’t end when the disaster does.
Stay tuned to ardf.org/relief for the latest news and the ways in which you can help. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.