In recent years, Associated Churches has begun offering ways for local Christians to reach out to those hurting in our world. In May of 2010, we sent a team of over 20 people to minister to those in need of physical and mental care in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. Associated Churches is developing a disaster response and missions ministry. Our goal is to connect the faith community, its volunteers and resources in times of disaster.
When we hear of a disaster in the next town, across the country, or on the other side of the world, the first thing you want to do is help.
It might seem cliché, but the fact is the best thing you can do at first is deploy your dollars. During the recovery phase, opportunities to volunteer in person might arise. But response organizations need your financial support immediately. Where should you send it? Here are some suggestions:
To learn more about how you can respond, you may find the "Guide to Disaster Ministry in Your Congregation" to be a helpful resource provided by Church World Service.
Read our blog for more information and news at http://www.acadblog.org.
Download the ACAD Field Manual.
If you have questions or would like to be a member of this ministry, please contact Fr. Dan Layden: firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-579-5555.