29 Sep Hurricane Relief
IRMA ♦ Anna Maria Island, for the most part escaped the expected devastation of Hurricane Irma’s wrath. We experienced widespread power outages; some lost all or part of their roofs, and huge trees have been toppled often damaging whatever was in their downward path. But for many of us, although frightening, it was an inconvenience, but also a reminder of how cherished an ordinary day really is.
Locally, we have some problems, and we at Roser have been called upon to help. Further south in our state, as well as in Texas, where the expectations became a reality, there is a great need for assistance.
We would like to thank everyone that contributed to the Hurricane Relief Fund. We raised $8,075 to help individuals and ministries who have been devastated by Hurricane Irma. $600 helped pay bills for individuals who lost their job at the City Pier Restaurant. $5,000 was donated to Echo Ministries to assist in hurricane recovery—cutting down trees and clearing debris so they can get back to their mission of reducing hunger and improving lives around the world. $6,000 was given from donations and existing mission funds to the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico. While recovering from Hurricane Irma they suffered the direct onslaught of Hurricane Maria. The funds will go toward rebuilding facilities to withstand future natural disasters, provide scholarships for students, help sponsor denominations recuperate financially and assist students to rebuild their homes and heal their families.
Thanks again for your prayerful and financial support over this difficult time.
Grace and Peace, Missions Committee