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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I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.