Grace Notes: events, opportunities, announcements for 10-7-18
What’s Been Happening at Grace
Since Florence, these are some of the things that happened through and by Grace UMC.
- Grace gathered in more than 122 volunteers who
gave over 2,200 hours to serve through our doors.
Many of these volunteers had never been to Grace
before the storm.
- Groceries and supplies were taken to 21 neighborhoods
where people didn’t have transportation,
were still living in stagnant water, and were not able
to get to a store; where shelves were often empty.
- Over 4,000 home-bound seniors, parents and children
were taken hot meals and simple supplies.
- There are still people living in 12 neighborhoods
with no means of transportation. Children who are
without the school lunches they rely on for a good
meal are being fed, and mothers and fathers who
are out of work and don’t have money for diapers
and cleaning supplies are being helped.
- Going forward, Grace will house UMVIM disaster
teams followed by mission teams helping to rebuild
UMCOR calls the path forward a marathon. We have been set in a special place to help each other through. Although we are told it will take years to rebuild, we have already begun to build a stronger community of faith through the acts of service in the aftermath of Florence.
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