SAINT AUGUSTINE – The height of hurricane season is now active in the Atlantic Ocean and named storms and hurricanes are heading to the U.S. and beyond. With weather emergencies that can occur instantly, an ecumenical Christian hands-on ministry is offering hurricane relief while working with and through local churches, dioceses, communities, and places of worship.
Hurricane assistance is available to those in need from Anglican Disaster Preparedness & Relief, (APDR) a registered Disaster Relief Ministry in the State of Florida and federal not-for-profit with a specific focus to assist disaster victims. The organization’s board of directors, advisory board and staff have many years of experience with disaster relief and emergency response for individuals and families who have suffered with personal and property devastation during Hurricanes Irma and Katrina, and Super Storm Sandy. The organization brings assistance offering water, disaster relief supplies, cleaning supplies, food, clothing, and shelter. Other services include information about storm preparedness with safety tips, tree and limb removal, and flood damage assistance, to name a few.
Visit the website at www.adpr.faith for more information and click “Get Involved”. The Disaster Preparedness team will bring a presentation to your church, synagogue, and community while encouraging submissions from agencies serving disaster relief in local areas.
According to Rev. Frederic S. Smith, Director of Disaster Relief for ADPR, Anglicans in the U.S. and Canada are providing assistance along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from Texas to Newfoundland and in the Caribbean working with a local church offering help and prayer. Outreach into the community includes churches, missions and local Christian ministries to unite the needs in the field with volunteers called to serve. The nonprofit works closely with World Relief and other local, national and international assistance organizations.
FEMA officials recently reported that $1 invested in mitigation can save $6 in future disaster costs. ADPR offers help where and when it is needed most, can help save lives, and assists to minimize property damage. “We offer our services before, during and after the storm, making it easier for individuals and families to recover,” said Rev. Smith.
“Disaster Relief Ministry meets an incredible need providing an opportunity to share the love of Christ in a practical way. This ministry brings a special blessing to all, victims and volunteers alike. To see joy on the faces of victims being helped or tears when our teams pray over specific needs is so rewarding,” said Rev. Smith. “Truly this is the fruit of the Spirit watching God’s Church in action. It is a privilege to work with so many who are serving our Lord together in this special way.”
ADPR utilizes many forms of outreach to assist before, during and after severe weather. There is no charge to utilize assistance services and programs offered by the nonprofit. For more information, contact Rev. Smith at 800-489-7837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Offices are located in St. Augustine, FL and Charleston, SC. Visit the website at www.adpr.faith.