1) Hopeland served thousands of meals and distributed over 70,000 bottles of water in the first week after the tornado to residents without power and water.
2) Dwight and Hazel Bruggeman delivering clothes to tornado victims. The Master’s Closet is a ministry of Huber Heights First Church of God.
3) Hopeland Missions Outreach Pastor Joel, receiving propane tanks from Ohio Ministries State Pastor, Esther Cottrell.
4) Volunteers assembling the mop pout buckets; purchased and delivered out of Ohio Ministries Disaster Relief Team funds.
5) Vernon Maddox, Disaster Relief Team coordinator, surveying the collection point at Hopeland.
6) Hundreds of homes in the Dayton area have been destroyed.
Tornado Relief Offering
Memorial Day 21 tornadoes tore through Ohio leaving a wake of damage in several communities. One of the hardest hit communities is the greater Dayton, OH area. This is also an area where several Church of God congregations worship and minister. Thankfully, none of our church properties were significantly harmed by the storms, but the surrounding areas are devastated.
Many of you are asking how you can help our brothers and sisters as they seek to minister in their communities with the immediate need of clearing the debris, and also the longer effort of rebuilding.
Here’s what your Disaster Relief Team and the Dayton area churches need now and in the near future:
Cash donations – Will you encourage your congregation to take an offering this Sunday? Ohio Ministries has released $3,500 to aid in early emergency needs, the Disaster Relief Team also provided funds for the purchase of and transportation cost to truck in several pallets of water and other emergency items. Church of God Ministries has already pledged $1000 out of their Disaster Relief Funds. Additionally, several congregations have received love offerings and/or sent supplies. We are grateful for this early assistance and encourage all our churches to partner with us in this disaster relief effort.
Send to: Ohio Ministries (earmark gifts Dayton Disaster Relief)
P.O. Box 276
Marengo, Ohio 43334
Salem Church (Dayton Disaster Relief)
P.O. Box 39
Clayton, Ohio 45315
To donate directly connect with Salem Church on Facebook or email email@example.com OR send monies through Ohio Ministries, PO Box 276, Marengo, OH 43334. Earmark those gifts, Dayton Disaster Relief)
Work teams will be needed very soon. We will be looking for teams that are close enough to the Dayton area that can drive in for a day of work and then drive home that evening. At present we do not think that housing options will be available. To schedule and learn more about these needs contact our Disaster Relief Team staff coordinator, Vernon Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Salem Church at email@example.com
The Ohio Ministries Disaster Relief Team is working with the churches in the Dayton area to assess and meet the immediate and rebuilding needs. Salem Church of God (Clayton, OH) is serving as our staging area for our coordinated efforts. Kyle Hayes, one of the pastors at Salem is serving as our point person, connecting us to the “Living City Project” for the Greater Dayton Area Disaster.
Thanks for all that you and your church can do to help our brothers and sisters in the Dayton area. Times of stress and disaster provide the Church with opportunities to make Jesus famous! Let’s take advantage of this disaster and use it for God’s glory!
Bringing Help, Giving Hope,
The Ohio Ministries Disaster Relief Team