Hurricane Dorian Response
Here’s the latest:
70,000 people in the Bahamas are now homeless…. Can you imagine what that looks like?
The nearest city to our Concord, Virginia location is Lynchburg, which has a population of 75,000 people. The number of people who are now homeless in the Bahamas is equivalent to almost every person in Lynchburg losing their homes. That’s overwhelming!
As you know, we’ve been providing relief for Dorian’s victims for over 2 weeks. We’ve loaded 9 planes that have delivered food, water, medicines, and medical supplies in the Bahamas. We’ve also sent one 53-foot tractor trailer and another truck hauling a pull-behind trailer to North Carolina.
The need is especially great in the Bahamas and we’re expanding our humanitarian aid to include shipping containers. This week, we’re shipping three 40-foot containers loaded with essential supplies, including food, water, personal care items, baby products and cleaning supplies. We’re working with another partner who has offered room on his barge to send even more supplies. Our 11 staff members and countless volunteers have been working hard to ensure that the people of the Bahamas receive the help they need!
Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
We truly need your help carrying the burden of those who lost everything just weeks ago. The costs associated with humanitarian aid efforts such as these are tremendous, and invoices are starting to come in. Your donation of $20, $50, or $100 will help. Will you give your best donation today?
We are responding to the severe weather in the South. Partner with us to bring relief!
How we do it.
Now, with over 20 years of disaster relief experience, Gleaning For The World has partnered with churches and emergency shelters all across the United States and with missionaries around the world. Our network of partners willing to help in times of crisis is incredible!
We collect supplies from corporations and individual donors. In fact, we keep a supply large enough to fill a truckload on hand in our warehouse so when disaster strikes we are able to respond immediately.
Then, we host collections throughout our local community in the Lynchburg, Virginia region. These collections ensure we are able to send more help over the following weeks. We also receive large quantities of home building supplies, which are sent in the weeks and months following the disaster, to help those in the rebuilding process.
With the help of our financial donors who help cover the expense of shipping these much-needed goods, we’re able to help those needing a hand up in times of crisis.