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COVID19 update: SCA donates thousands of masks, other supplies

In response to a plea from the White House for donations of supplies to hospitals, clinics, and other medical providers, Somebody Cares is in the process of donating thousands of N95 masks, normally used by SCA for wildfires and relief efforts involving mold from flooding. Recipients include medical relief ministries in Texas and California; various […]

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Somebody Cares in Tennessee

Tornadoes swept across Tennessee yesterday leaving devastation in their wake. As of this writing, 25 people are confirmed dead and at least 50 people are still missing. In Nashville alone, 40 buildings collapsed due to the winds. Rural communities also took a terrible punch. There are still widespread power outages, which hamper clean-up efforts. But […]

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Help us show Puerto Ricans they are not forgotten!

Nearly a month has passed since the 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Puerto Rico. Since then aftershocks have continued to rattle already compromised buildings and badly frayed nerves. Many residents in the southern part of Puerto Rico are now sleeping in tents or tarps, as they are afraid to be indoors for […]

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Caring in the aftermath of the PR earthquake

As Puerto Rico continues to be rocked by aftershocks, the Somebody Cares network of ministry partners is providing relief and comfort in shaken communities. With hundreds of thousands of people still without power and running water, which is expected to take months to restore; buildings and infrastructure damaged; and families scared to go inside their […]

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Not Forgotten! Aid Still Reaching The Bahamas!

The devastation Hurricane Dorian left in parts of The Bahamas has largely been forgotten in the news. But we have not forgotten. The Somebody Cares network of ministry partners and churches is still bringing relief to the islands and helping with the recovery process. Just recently, Somebody Cares partnered with Bahama Faith Ministries International in Nassau to give essential supplies […]

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Field Report from The Bahamas

  Lisa Stringer and Jodie Chiricosta, SCA Vice President, were in The Bahamas this week and sent this report. “In the midst of the vast need in The Bahamas, and while still dealing with the terrifying experience so many Dorian survivors faced during the hurricane, the Church and government called a National Day of Prayer.  […]

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Relief Efforts Ramping Up in the Bahamas

As the magnitude of tragedy in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian unfolds, the Somebody Cares network of ministry partners is ramping up relief and recovery efforts.  Initial supplies have already reached and been distributed in Green Turtle Cay, one of the barrier islands off mainland Great Abaco The Bahamas. . The Somebody Cares network has staging […]

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Dorian Devastates Bahamas

While we thank God that Hurricane Dorian weakened in strength and shifted course away from Florida, our hearts are broken for our neighbors in the Bahamas, who are reeling from a direct hit from the storm when it was a Category 5. As reports and images come in through the news and other sources, the […]

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State of Emergency in Northern California

Rainfall from severe, slow-moving storms earlier this week has resulted in major flooding in Northern California, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in five counties. The overflowing Russian River in Sonoma County led to a mandatory evacuation order on Tuesday after a massive mudslide occurred nearby. At least two towns have […]

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SCA responding to disasters, coast to coast

Wildfires raging across California have brought death and destruction throughout the state. The Camp Fire in Northern California, covering 140 square miles, has destroyed nearly 7,000 structures and claimed 48 lives, with more than 100 people still missing. It consumed the city of Paradise within 24 hours. It is the largest and deadliest fire in […]

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