Hurricane Matthew had a catastrophic impact in Haiti, including devastating crop losses, damage to infrastructure, destruction of thousands of homes, and at least 900 deaths.
Reports from the Alliance Southeast District state that no Alliance people in Florida lost their lives to Hurricane Matthew. Structures in central and southeast Florida did not receive much devastation, but along the coast between Melbourne and Jacksonville many experienced loss of power, destruction of trees and roofs, and some structural damage. No Alliance churches in this area have been affected.
CAMA (Compassion and Mercy Associates, the relief and development arm of The Alliance) has been assisting those in the affected areas. In Haiti, CAMA has sent funds to World Relief, which works with local churches in the town of Jérémie.
In Florida, through the CAMA Disaster Relief Fund, Edgewater Alliance Church received two grants—one for a church member whose tree fell on her roof and another for a mobile home park that is still without potable water and electrical power. Church volunteers are providing relief to this community and helping to repair roofs.
Those interested in helping may give to the CAMA Disaster Relief Fund.
Pray that supplies for these areas will arrive swiftly to assist in short- and long-term relief. Also, pray that the recipients of aid will be drawn to Christ through the love demonstrated by His people.