Hurricane Matthew Response

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06 Oct Hurricane Matthew Response

Screenshot 2016-10-06 13.45.44At Elevation Church we are grateful to have long-term relationships with partners who are already on the ground when disaster strikes. So when things like Hurricane Matthew threaten communities, you can have confidence that our roots go deep and that we are already in action through our partners. Today, as the outer rain bands are hitting Florida, our outreach partners are engaged and ready.

Water Mission International is based in Charleston and has water systems ready to deploy and help the Southeast Coast if needed. They also have 40 staff in Haiti prepared to serve and systems ready to provide up to 100,000 people with clean water. Here’s a link to a great example of your 2015 giving at work with Water Mission.

Convoy of Hope has contacted us for help with partners in the Southeastern United States, and we are working with them to get immediate aid in place. They also had tens of thousands of meals pre-positioned for support in Haiti with existing partners and are moving containers with relief supplies now. The hygiene kits you prepared during LOVE Week have been deployed through Convoy of Hope to aid flood victims in Louisiana and will also go to help neighbors in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Here’s a link to a great example of your 2015 giving at work with Convoy of Hope.

Bless Back Worldwide has linked a GIVE button to its FaceBook page to give 100% of your gift directly to partners working in Haiti. Because you give regularly to Elevation Church, your gifts are already helping this cause. Bless Back is a Charlotte-area partner that started working in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. It now works in partnership with organizations serving in Haiti, Nicaragua, and Uganda. Here’s a link to a great example of your giving in action through Bless Back in 2014.

Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting 20 tons of water filters, plastic sheeting, hygiene kits, blankets, etc. to help survivors in Haiti. Here’s a link to how your giving made in impact through Samaritan’s Purse in 2015 following the earthquake in Nepal.

If you want to be more personally involved in the cleanup, you can sign up for the Samaritan’s Purse Volunteer network and join them in post-hurricane efforts.