This has been an incredible year for Gleaning! In this year of epic natural disasters, you have lifted the hopes and spirits of so many who were impacted by natural disasters. Many of them have wanted to turn around and say thank you to those of you who have given in their time of need.
“Thank you for everything that you’re doing to help us. I cannot imagine facing this without your support. It is worse than Katrina. The area is not as intensely populated, but the water damage was just as severe. The unique challenge is it is spread out so far and there are small pockets of poverty throughout the region. The National Guard has just agreed to allow us to enter a small town today, called Fairbluff. The yards are still mushy and water is still standing, but it has receded from the houses. We were there yesterday and delivered a truckload of humanitarian supplies.”
“I want to personally thank Ron Davidson and the amazing people who donate to GFTW. In the recent floods of our community, you were some of the first to respond and the very last to leave. Through your immediate generosity and commitment to go the distance, we’ve been able to bring hope and healing to multiplied thousands of people suffering tremendous loss. You brought the Gospel to us in truckloads of love and compassion.”