BAKERSFIELD, CA — CityServe Florida had teams on the ground before Hurricane Ian struck, and has provided life-saving assistance immediately to distressed residents in Southwest Florida. So far they have provided over 5,000 hot meals to residents, along with 200 pallets of water, produce, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies.
CityServe’s church network is helping Florida residents with:
- Distribution of food, water, and other emergency supplies
- Chainsaw teams to remove debris
- Roof and tarp teams
- Strategically positioning generators in neighborhoods and churches.
CityServe is uniquely equipped with warehouses and a vast network of local churches throughout the State of Florida. For example, CityServe has a vacated grocery store at ground zero outside Fort Myers. Todd Lamphere, VP of Government Relations and Partnerships, spoke about City Serve’s relief efforts so far on Fox News at Night last week.
“The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian is widespread, leaving families desperate for tangible help and hope.” said Dave Donaldson, CityServe co-founder. “Local churches are heroes and are responding quickly and effectively to these help communities by providing emergency food, supplies, and manpower. We are grateful to those of you who are supporting CityServe’s response with your prayers and financial support. Together, let’s go the extra mile to serve our brothers and sisters in need.”
As CityServe Florida continues their work, their immediate funding needs are $1 million, which includes:
- Purchase and transport gasoline and cans for chainsaws, generators, and cars
- Skid loader and trailer for chainsaw crews
- Food and Water
- Specialty items such as hygiene kits, batteries, and diapers
- Building supplies and tarps to repair roofs
- Freight to transport home furnishings
To learn more about the emergency relief provided by CityServe, or to contribute more resources for their immediate needs, visit www.cityserve.us/hurricaneian.
CityServe is a collaborative network of churches and community leaders who help those in need live better lives. CityServe empowers the local church to fulfill its purpose to overcome despair and transform lives by resourcing them with tangible goods and capacity building. CityServe brings the church to the table to address community challenges by offering long-lasting relationships that lead to transformation and has been designated a “Community of Faith and Opportunity” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Source: CityServe, Official Website