The EPC has launched an emergency relief fund to help relieve suffering caused by historic flooding in the Midwest. A massive winter storm earlier this month caused streams and rivers in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin to rise to all-time record levels. The flooding has killed at least three people and caused more than $3 billion in damages so far.
Donations to the fund will be sent to EPC churches in areas affected by the flooding for identified needs.
“At this point, the worst of the flooding has been in our presbyteries of the Great Plains and the Rivers and Lakes,” said Jeff Jeremiah, EPC Stated Clerk. “However, forecasters are saying the waters will continue to flow south down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers so the potential for increased devastation is unfortunately high.”
He noted that many EPC churches are likely to have significant opportunity to minister in their communities as the floodwaters recede.
“Thankfully, due to the generosity of the EPC in giving beyond what was requested by our churches following other recent disasters, we have about $250,000 in our general Emergency Relief Fund that we can use to meet immediate needs.”
Click here to donate to the Midwest Flooding Emergency Relief Fund, and to download printable bulletin inserts to help your church publicize the Fund.
Contributions are tax-deductible, and donations that exceed directly related disbursements will be transferred to the general EPC Emergency Relief Fund to be used for other humanitarian emergency relief needs.
Thank you for providing help to those in need.