SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Hurricane Florence made landfall on Thursday the 14th as a Category 1 hurricane. This has forced residents out of their homes and into shelters. Hurricane-force winds have hit the North Carolina outer banks and coastal southeastern North Carolina. Life-threatening storm surges, flooding and more rainfall are expected, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Your contributions will assist in two ways: First, CityLife, our Open Bible Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, is working to provide relief for many of its members caught by the storm and who are temporarily residing in shelters. Personal care necessities, such as toilet paper and baby wipes, are in short supply. Drinkable water is needed. Gasoline for chain saws is hard to obtain. Pastor Mike Dickey is coordinating efforts to meet these and other needs of members of the congregation who are in need.
Second, Open Bible's partner, Convoy of Hope, has a Disaster Services fleet and team and they are fully deployed in the field, prepositioning assets and setting up points of distribution in the areas hardest hit. The team will handle bulk distribution for storm survivors including food, water, emergency supplies and hygiene kits, as needed.
Thank you for your prayers and loving response.