GIVING CODE: ACM1187
About the project
When natural or man-made disasters strike, communities are left reeling. As families attempt to pick up the pieces, the Church of the Nazarene helps local responders to meet immediate needs and then walk alongside devastated communities as they take steps toward the journey of long-term recovery. Your support is needed to help local churches meet needs and offer compassion in their communities after fires, floods, storms, and more.
Through your support, churches throughout North America are able to respond to immediate needs and then help communities rebuild their lives during the recovery phase.
• Disaster Readiness: Churches educate congregations and communities about the basics of disaster preparedness.
• Relief Aid: Necessities such as food, water, and shelter are provided for victims of disasters.
• Volunteer Mobilization: The church mobilizes volunteers to offer compassion through action in devastated communities.
• Crisis Care Kits: CCKs that include basic hygiene items allow churches to reach out to their neighbors during times of crisis.
• Recovery Assistance: Churches mobilize to help with the literal rebuilding of a community.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
When disasters strike, time is of the essence. Your donation will help the church respond quickly and effectively in devastated communities throughout North America.
• For $25 you can provide food and water for a family who has just lost everything.
• For $50 you can provide disaster response training materials.
• For $100 you can help to offset the cost of a generator to provide emergency energy.
For more ways to get involved, visit www.nazarenecompassion.org.
When a tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011, volunteers from all across the United States left their towns and traveled to Joplin to assist those working to rebuild their homes, their community, and their lives. Within four months, 1,545 volunteers had gone through the doors of First Church of the Nazarene in Carthage, Missouri, just outside of Joplin, and 600 volunteers had helped directly through Joplin First Church of the Nazarene. The volunteers have done everything from cleaning up debris to cooking and delivering meals to repairing homes that were torn apart. Residents of Joplin estimate it will take a couple of years before the rebuilding of the town is complete, but during that time they have no doubt that Nazarene volunteers will be a compassionate presence as they walk alongside families and individuals on that long road of recovery.
In the US:
Make checks payable to General Treasurer
and send them to:
Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
In Canada: Make checks payable Church of the Nazarene Canada and send them to:
Church of the Nazarene Canada
3657 Ponytrail Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 1W5
Be sure to put ACM1187 in the Memo area. Thanks for your donation.