North American Disaster

Sep 19, 2017

Stand in the Gap!

The World Renew 2017-2018 Gift Catalogue is a way to “stand in the gap” on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Each duck, seed, and water pump is a powerful intervention that can repair harm and help build resilience in peoples’ lives. Praying for and helping others is the stuff that holds us together as followers of Jesus Christ, even as we are standing in the need of help and prayer ourselves.

Sep 19, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Cleaning Up Ella's Home in Port Arthur, Texas

Ella speaks with Lois, a World Renew DRS volunteer. A DRS volunteer team is working on cleaning out Ella’s home after it was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

Sep 19, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

After Hurricane Irma

“We don’t have initial damage estimates yet but we know there are areas that will need World Renew’s help.”

Sep 12, 2017 by Jonathan Self

World Renew Responds to Devastating Storms

Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in its wake as it barreled through the Caribbean and made landfall in Florida. Photos from the islands of St. Martin and Barbuda testify to the sheer force of this storm.

Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Update, September 20, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA - FLORIDA

Ella, in red, with the team of World Renew DRS volunteers in front on her home in Texas.

Aug 28, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Urgent Prayer and Donations Requested in Response to Hurricane Harvey

Harvey continues to drop incredible amounts of rain in and around the Houston, Texas, area. The situation is changing each day, and the related flooding has put thousands of people at the mercy of air and water evacuation crafts. The National Weather Service in Houston reported that, "After checking the rain gauge, a new daily rainfall record was set at 16.08 inches, beating yesterday's record of 14.40 inches." Houston alone has received half of its annual rainfall over the weekend.

Jul 15, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Coming Together in the Face of Disaster

As active wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia, World Renew is deeply grateful for the many individuals, local organizations, provincial agencies, and churches of various denominations who are coming together to support evacuees and first responders in this time of crisis.

Jul 13, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

200 Wildfires Burn in British Columbia

Mike Hoyer, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) area representative for British Columba, reports that organizations local to the fire areas including provincial agencies and other disaster response organizations are caring for the needs of evacuees.

Jun 23, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Fort McMurray – One Year After the Wildfires

May 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires that was news across the globe. Today, families who suffered through the trauma of evacuating, losing their home and possessions, living in temporary housing, seeking out assistance, and wondering what their future holds are now starting to see their new homes take shape.

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