Hurricane Matthew

Apr 18, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Hurricane Matthew - Six Month Update

Striking Haiti’s southwestern coast on October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew left behind a trail of devastation. Enormous trees uprooted. Homes toppled to their foundation. Bridges collapsed. Streets flooded. It was nearly a week until some of the most remote mountain communities were accessible. Six months later, many families are still putting the pieces of their life back together.

Jan 17, 2017 by Jonathan Self

A Story of Generosity for Hurricane Matthew Survivors

Imagine you were sitting in the temple that day, watching this scene take place. A women walks into the temple – you recognize her because you were recently at the funeral of her late husband. Since her husband’s death, she has been struggling to make ends meet. With the little income she makes, she is barely able to provide for her children. Yet she walks, head held high, to the offering box and puts in two small coins. In comparison to the wealthy men and women who have already contributed, her offering is small and insignificant. Yet to her, this generosity is an incredible risk.

Dec 8, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Hurricane Matthew Survivors Receive 3 Months of Food Assistance

Twenty four hours. That’s how long Odeleine, Jacques and their children took shelter in a small concrete shelter while Hurricane Matthew relentlessly battered their town of Duchity.

Dec 2, 2016

Advent Word: Light

We will be a more luminous epiphany of the love of Christ not only when we love, but when we recognize Christ present in the loving hearts of others, whatever their beliefs or understanding of God. – Brother Mark Brown

Nov 28, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

Cleaning Up After Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina – You Can Help

You Can Help! World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) volunteers helped North Carolina families clean out their flooded homes in October and November; more are helping in December. We, along with our United Methodist partner in North Carolina, anticipate that clean up alone will take six months. Volunteers are welcome and needed between December 2016 and March 2017. Will you be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who survived Hurricane Matthew?

Nov 16, 2016 by Amanda Thorsteinsson

CFGB Funding Supports World Renew's Response in Haiti

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is committing $527,000 to World Renew's response in Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew, the third-strongest hurricane in Haitian history, touched down on October 4, 2016.

Oct 24, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Hope in the Hard Times: Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

It’s been nearly three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti’s southern peninsula. In the days since then, much has been accomplished, though much more remains to be done. World Renew Senior Project Manager Ken Little arrived in Haiti on October 8 and traveled from Port-au-Prince to the hardest areas in south-western Haiti to assess the damage.

Oct 14, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

US Hurricane Matthew Damage

In North Carolina, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) and our partners are waiting for flood water, caused by heavy rain and storm surge on the coast, to recede before volunteers start to clean up residents’ homes and property.

Oct 13, 2016 by Adele Konyndyk

Farmers in Haiti Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew

It has been just over a week since the fierce winds of Hurricane Matthew hit Moulin Cheri’s home in the community of Duchity, Haiti. The seven-room house this mother shared with her two children was swept away in the Category 4 storm, which killed over 1,000 people in Haiti. Only three out of a thousand houses in her community were left standing.

Oct 10, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

What is HAppening?

I catch my kids saying, "What is HAppening?!" in an exasperated tone - and their facial expression, well, mirrors their tone. It’s really funny actually—they are 5 and 3. The baby can’t talk yet but I imagine he will pick that up from his siblings as time goes on.

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