Hurricane Dorian has caused an unprecedented amount of damage to the islands of the Bahamas. Bethany Christian School, along with Rio Vista Community Church, are here to help our island neighbors. We are partnering with Samaritan's Purse and Church United South Florida to assist in these relief efforts.
Samaritan's Purse is an internationally renowned relief agency well known for coordinating efforts following a disaster. They were at the forefront in the Bahamas following Hurricane Matthew. By working together, we believe we can make the biggest impact.
At this point, we are collecting only the most essential items including: bottled water, first-aid kits, toiletries, personal hygiene items (i.e. diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.), over-the-counter medications, tarps, and rope. These donated supplies will be collected inside the RVCC Fellowship Hall. We plan on launching our first shipment to the Bahamas by the end of the week.
If you prefer to offer financial support for this hurricane relief effort, Church United's Angel Relief Fund (administered by the National Christian Foundation) is currently accepting monetary donations. The Angel Relief Fund ensures that 100% of your donation goes directly to relief efforts and in service of those in desperate need.
You may donate funds now by clicking here: Angel Relief Fund.
Please continue to pray for the people affected by this vicious storm -- namely that God would grant them an abundance of peace, comfort, and hope in the midst of this devastating season.
Psalm 46:1-3 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging."