Hurricane Relief Efforts
As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, an estimated 2.6 million homes and businesses were left without power and floodwaters surged. Reports from the Gulf Coast indicate severe damage, hundreds of individuals are feared dead, and thousands more are in need of rescue.
The Adventist Community Services and Disaster Response team has mobilized almost 200 volunteers and staff, who are prepared to go into areas of disaster as soon as they receive clearance. We will update you on their efforts as soon as more information is gathered. Disaster relief teams are on standby in the Gulf Coast, particularly Lee County, and will work with local first responders.
We ask that you continue to join us in prayer for those who have suffered during this hurricane season, here in Florida and abroad. Donations are already being received for the victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and relief efforts will continue for those affected by Hurricane Ian.
We pray for the families of the victims, the safety of those in danger, and the rescue teams. May the Lord grant wisdom, strength, and courage in these times of disaster. As we continue to work, we cling to the hope of the Second Coming of Jesus, when all will be made whole.
– Florida Conference Administration