USA flood relief continues as water recedes

As the flooding in the United States Midwest begins to recede, local churches, districts, and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries representatives are conducting relief assessments. The states of Nebraska and Iowa so far received the greatest damage, though assessments will take place in other states as needed.

Volunteer disaster response teams will use the information gathered to plan relief and recovery trips in the weeks and months to come.

A Nazarene church and parsonage in Craig, Missouri, experienced flooding this past weekend, forcing the congregation to meet elsewhere and the pastor and his family to relocate to a hotel. The Kansas City District is spearheading a response to that community.

In Iowa, the district is gathering a list of teams that are prepared to serve across the Midwest when the greatest needs become apparent.

Fremont Church of the Nazarene in Nebraska has identified local families in need of assistance and continues to provide direct assistance, support, and encouragement.

The National Weather Service is predicting that flooding could be a challenge for weeks to come in the region, due to ice jams and snowmelt traveling downstream.

How You Can Help
 
Pray

 
Please pray for those who are suffering in the aftermath of this storm and flooding. Pray for those who have lost livestock, livelihoods, homes, or loved ones. Pray for farmers who are facing unique agricultural challenges during the rebuilding stage. Pray for the floodwaters to recede quickly, and pray for the months of recovery that lie ahead. Pray for our local leaders and church members in Nebraska and Iowa who are seeking to serve their communities in the days ahead. To send a prayer or note of encouragement, go to ncm.org/pray.
 
 
Give
 
Churches and individuals around the world can provide support through the US/Can Nazarene Disaster Response Fund. Donations will be used for immediate needs, such as water and food, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
 
To send donations by mail:
In the U.S., 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
Be sure to put ACM1187 in the Memo area.
 
In Canada, make checks payable to "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.
 
For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to US/Can Nazarene Disaster Response Fund.

--Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

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