September 12th, 2019 Update
Many of you are continuing to ask how you can be involved in the hurricane relief efforts for the Bahamas. If you missed our initial update, you can watch the video here.
However, I do have some more information to share with you and ways for you to be involved. The main thing people are asking me is how they can get their relief supplies to the people of the Bahamas. We are currently working on a potential partnership with a moving company to be able to ship supplies to the right people who can then take them to the Bahamas and will let you know as soon as we know more on that.
Besides that, we have recently given $2,500 to a Bahamian Captain that I personally know and trust who is currently in the USA gathering building supplies and generators for the people of Abaco. He will be leaving the USA on Saturday with a boatload of necessary supplies to help begin the rebuilding process. This is a very tangible and incredibly efficient way that our church is helping to ensure that the right supplies are going to the right people.
Our church has set up a specific Hurricane Relief fund from which 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Bahamian hurricane relief efforts. Initially, these funds will help replenish the $2,500 that we sent to help purchase supplies (mentioned above). Further funds will go directly towards continuing relief efforts. We will always keep you in the loop on what those funds have been specifically used for. You can give to that fund several ways:
Go to this link and choose “Hurricane Relief” as the fund you would like to give to.
Text (904) 204-8335 with the amount you would like to give and add “Hurricane” after the amount. For example - $50 Hurricane
You can give a check to MissionWay and designate Hurricane Relief.
You can give cash in one of our donation envelopes on Sunday and designate it for Hurricane Relief.
We are still trying to find out a way to take a small team of skilled workers to Abaco in the near future. We plan to partner with Hope Fleet for this trip and will give updates and information as we have it. For now, if you’d like to be a part of this trip, please make sure your passport is up to date so that you will be able to travel as we may have to do so on short notice.
Please continue to pray for the people of the Bahamas and be on the lookout for future updates.