Helping the Valley – Hurricane Irma Immediate Needs

Helping the Valley – Hurricane Irma Immediate Needs

Columbus, GA is not only called the “City of Fountains”, but we can now call ourselves “A City of Evacuees”.

Jesus himself was an evacuee, moved away from his home due to King Herod seeking to end his life. He was in a place where he and his family knew no one, but and they only went on a word that an Angel of the Lord gave them, but yet God equipped them for the journey by the gifts that the Magi brought.

Today, we have such an incredible opportunity ourselves.

We have over 700 people currently taking refuge in our very own Columbus Civic Center. These people have been displaced due to Hurricane Irma, and are just trying to make sure their family is safe, sound, and taken care of, but have no means of which to provide for their own family.

There are some immediate needs that are needing to be taken care of, and if you would like to donate Items, going to the Columbus Civic Center and dropping them off is the best way to make sure they are distributed appropriately.

Items Needed (Must be in NEW condition):
Flip Flops (Shower Shoes)
Feminine Products

We have many local and national organizations helping to alleviate needs for local evacuees. If you’d like to donate or learn more about their efforts, click on the links below.

American Red Cross – Donate to Hurrican Irma Victims

United Way – Chattahoochee Valley

Columbus Civic Center  – Facebook

Also, check with your local church and see how they are getting involved in the community with displaced victims of Hurricane Irma.

Together, we can transform cities.

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My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!