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“Horrible Beyond Words:” Disaster Relief Needed in California


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Wildfires are ravaging California, leaving desolation in their wake. Relief is needed. Read about the reality on the ground and how you can help here.

The Anglican Church is reaching out to those affected by the California wildfires, the worst in the state’s history!

The Vry Rev. Victor Schreffler is the Anglican Dean of the Sacramento Valley in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO). He sends this report:

“The situation is horrible beyond words! Prayers are very much needed for the emergency responders as well as victims and their families. It occurs to me that in some ways it’s like a nuclear meltdown because repercussions will be far reaching and long lasting. Sensitive groups breathing the air will be impacted even after the smoke has cleared. Rural hospitals are already struggling and closing at an alarming rate.  ...Restoring health care access will be a challenge.”

It is too early to know all that will be required to restore these communities. We do know that it will take donations of time and money from those across the country. The Anglican Relief and Development Fund and the Anglican Church in North America are partnering with C4SO to deliver aid to those who need it most. This can happen quickly – with your help. While the churches are not ready to receive your volunteer labor, they are ready to receive your prayers and your financial help!

You can donate by mailing a check (with “California Wildfires” in the memo line) to:

The Anglican Relief and Development Fund
P.O. Box 645354
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5354

You can also donate online at this link. 

By supporting the local church through ARDF, leaders on the ground – in the neighborhood – are able to offer the love of Jesus through practical and spiritual help. These leaders develop relationships that don’t end when the disaster does.

Stay tuned to ardf.org for the latest news and the ways in which you can help. If you have any questions, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

To view the original story, click here.