“Thank you [World Renew] for what you are doing for us now, and for what you are going to do for us in the future. It’s a tremendous labor of love,” shares Pastor Vaughn, Mt Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Port Arthur, Texas.
In the last year, communities across North America have experienced fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes. The damage has left thousands of people displaced from their homes.
You and your church, together with World Renew, can continue to share God’s love with those who are on the long journey of rebuilding their lives. Your financial gifts and volunteer recruitment will help renew communities affected by disasters in the months and years after the actual disaster.
Your congregation’s participation in DRS Sunday is life-changing for someone recovering from a disaster.
We invite your church to hold a DRS Sunday in 2018.
- showing the Love Beyond the Storm video (stream from above, or click here to download)
- collecting an offering for World Renew - DRS Sunday
- using the free materials (order below): Bulletin Insert | Bulletin Cover | Poster | PowerPoint Slide
- sharing volunteer opportunities with your church
Materials are FREE TO ORDER at worldrenew.net/order: Bulletin Cover | Bulletin Insert | Poster | PowerPoint Slide | DVD
Where do we send our offering?
Your gift designated to World Renew DRS can be made online at worldrenew.net/aboutdrs, by mailing a check, or calling as follows:
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 we also volunteer?
Yes! Visit worldrenew.net/volunteer to find an opportunity.
When should we do DRS Sunday?
Any Sunday this year that works for your church is perfect for DRS Sunday. March 4 is the suggested date in the United States.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to display at church
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
ANY Sunday in 2018 will do!
I still have questions or want to learn more. Where do I go or who do I contact?
Visit worldrenew.net/drs to learn more about the ministry and getting involved. Or, contact the World Renew DRS office by calling 800-848-5818 or emailing email@example.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
How does our financial offering make a difference?
Consider the elderly couple who does not have the physical or financial means to repair their home on their own. Or the struggling single parent working two jobs just to make ends meet, while the children live with a leaky roof, moldy walls, and rotting floors—all results from fire or storm damage.
This is who your offering to World Renew DRS will support.
Many disaster survivors wait months or years to get the help they truly need to recover from a flood, fire, hurricane, or tornado. And it’s usually individuals and families with some sort of limitation who are left feeling forgotten, carrying a heavy burden of work they just simply can’t do on their own.
Your financial gifts train, support, and send 2,300+ Christian volunteers each year into the homes and neighborhoods of those who have lost so much to a disaster. These volunteers not only provide tangible services such as painting and repairing floors, but also build relationships and pray with survivors, sharing the hope and love of Christ.
Church offerings to World Renew DRS ensure that together we can respond to all types and sizes of disasters, from a massive hurricane to a localized flood or fire. Visit worldrenew.net/drs to learn about where and how World Renew DRS responds in the love of Christ.