When a natural disaster hits, clouds are looming and the need is obvious. But what about when skies are blue?
Maybe you’ve asked yourself:
Do people really still need help when the weather is nice?
Is there work to be done when the sun is shining?
Are my donations needed even if there hasn’t been a disaster recently?
The answers are Yes. Yes. AND YES!
As a church family, your gifts and your volunteer efforts with World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) truly make a difference for those who, without your support, might be forgotten and left feeling hopeless. You can change their story from one of loss and discouragement to one of hope and love in Christ’s name.
We invite your church to hold a DRS Sunday on March 5, 2017, and be a part of changing the story by
- showing the Blue Skies video (above),
- collecting an offering for World Renew - DRS Sunday,
- using the poster and bulletin inserts/covers, and
- sharing volunteer opportunities with your church.
Materials are FREE TO ORDER
Where do we send our offering?
Your gift designated to World Renew DRS can be made online at worldrenew.net/aboutdrs or by mailing a check or calling as
- US: 1700 28th Street SE • Grand Rapids MI 49508-1407 • 1-800-552-7972
- Canada: 3475 Mainway • PO Box 5070 STN LCD1 • Burlington ON L7R 3Y8 • 1-800-730-3490
Can my church also volunteer?
Yes! Visit worldrenew.net/aboutdrs to learn more.
What if March 5 does not work for our church?
No problem at all. Schedule any Sunday this year that works for your church.
Are there special ways DRS volunteers can be a part of DRS Sunday?
Wear your green shirt to church that Sunday
Decorate a bulletin board with photos from your DRS trip(s)
Request DRS brochures from email@example.com to display
Ask for a “Moment for Missions” during a worship service or adult education time to share about your volunteer experience
Collect an offering at church. Be sure it is marked “DRS Sunday” when sending it to World Renew
Remember, If March 5 does not work for your church, ANY Sunday in 2017 will do!
I still have questions, who do I contact?
Contact the World Renew office by calling 800-848-5818 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.