Our Somebody Cares grill team–in partnership with Evangel Christian Fellowship and relief partner CRI–has served over 5000 hot meals in Perry, Florida, after thousands of families in the region were displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia.
In addition to the meals, over 90,000 pounds of supplies have been distributed along with 20 generators and five chainsaws provided to needy families by our SC Tampa Bay chapter,
“One man told us how his mother is on oxygen and would have been without it for five days due to loss of power if not for the use of one of the generators,” said our on-site response coordinator, Mark Roye.
“Through another partnership with Global Empowerment, we received and distributed 250 premium boxes that included food and personal hygiene items,” Mark said. “We also received 18 pallets of MREs, which were given to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department to distribute to some of the rural areas where families still have no power and can’t get out of driveways due to fallen trees.” CRI volunteers, he added, were also distributing supplies in hard to reach areas.
“Daily, we continue to meet people who so appreciate the hot meals, cleaning items, and food items they were given,” he said.
The needs are great, and SCA is continuing to support our partners on the ground in Perry as well as those serving in Maui. Your gift today will help us continue bringing hope and practical help.
Please pray for those who are affected by both of these disasters, and join with us in praying for Hurricane Lee to stay at sea.
Thank you for caring!