Hurricane Ian Update: 10-1-22
Dear N.C. Baptist Churches,
Thanks to your prayers, gifts and support, N.C. Baptists are serving Hurricane Ian survivors in some of
the worst hit parts of Florida. Manna One feeding unit (30,000 meals per day capacity) has deployed to
Cape Coral, Florida. Meal service and distribution will begin Monday. The volunteers needed to set up
for Manna One, shower/laundry, logistics, safety, Medical Reserve Corp, communications, admin and
chaplaincy traveled on Saturday with our equipment. One recovery team traveled on Saturday to assist
with any debris removal for our setup. On Sunday, feeding volunteers along with additional chaplains
and admin volunteers travel to Cape Coral. As we begin feeding on Monday, assessment volunteers will
arrive to begin assessing damage and work orders on Tuesday. On Tuesday we will have our first
recovery volunteers travel to Cape Coral to begin work on Wednesday.
Please consider downloading and sharing this video during your service this Sunday to help others learn
more about how to pray for people in Florida, how to pray for our NC volunteers, what God is doing
through NC Baptists and how you can help. Here is the link to view and download this Disaster Relief
video https://vimeo.com/755769951. You will see the download button on this page. The brief 30
second video highlights the many ways that we as NC Baptists are preparing to help in Florida.
Please consider having a prayer time during your service this Sunday to pray for those affected by Ian
and the volunteers who are helping. Pray that the volunteers will be the hands and feet of Jesus to
hurting people. Pray that God will be glorified and made known by the words and actions of the
volunteers who are helping.
Consider giving to help those in need. Please support the NC Missions Offering which provides for the
on-going disaster relief ministry and all ministries of Baptists on Mission. If you want to make a donation
specifically to Hurricane Ian efforts, please make your check payable to Baptists on Mission, designated
for Hurricane Ian, and mail to: Baptists On Mission, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. You may also give
Consider volunteering to assist with the immediate and long-term recovery efforts. The impact of
Hurricane Ian will be felt for a long time. To register as a volunteer or receive updates, go to
https://baptistsonmission.org/Hurricane-Ian. You can also receive updates on our Facebook page
Thank you for your prayers and support.