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Western Kentucky Disaster Relief

03/05/2022
 
Dear Church Family,
 
Over the past four months HPCC has been in prayer seeking God’s continued guidance on how to continue to help and support our neighbors in Western Kentucky as they rebuild from the catastrophic tornadoes that occurred in December.  We are so thankful for each of you who has responded by serving with IDES and Samaritan’s Purse to assist in the clean-up process. We are also grateful for above and beyond gifts that have been given to help support various other ministries throughout Western Kentucky.
 
HPCC continues to be committed to serving individuals and families in this long-term rebuilding effort and providing resources that continue to be needed.  Over the last two months we have had the opportunity to meet with the leadership of HPCC’s Mission Partner, Crossroads Missions.  During these meetings, Crossroads Missions has shared their three-year OPERATION RECOVERY PLAN to assist families in Western Kentucky as they rebuild.  Their recovery plan involves assisting the local church to provide for the needs of their community.  Crossroads believes that the best way to help is to work through the local church, allowing for both the physical and spiritual needs to be met.
 
Crossroads Missions has defined the following objectives for this recovery plan.
Identify individuals and families in crises whose recovery story they can positively impact.
Communicate the love of Christ through construction as a stage to engage the community in the recovery.
Provide economic recovery through project oversight, skilled labor, volunteer services, and donated resources.
Connect their local church partners and all those who serve to one another and to the community.
 
To implement this OPERATION RECOVERY plan, Crossroads has made the decision to maximize volunteer participation by offering volunteers to serve with them at no cost to the volunteer.  Their objective is to raise enough resources on the front end of this project to provide for approximately 5,000 volunteers annually to serve over the next three years.  Currently, Crossroads has received 1/3rd of the funding needed for this three-year commitment.  In partnership with funds entrusted to HPCC from CDF Capital, HPCC has also made a generous donation in the amount of $10,000.00 to Crossroads Missions in this recovery effort.
 
HPCC is blessed to partner with Crossroads Missions, and we look forward to additional steps over the next few months.  This Monday, I will be joining other local ministers and business leaders traveling to Western Kentucky to have a site visit, meet with Crossroads Missions’ local church partners, and learn more about opportunities for groups to start volunteering with them in Western Kentucky this spring/summer.
 
On Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., HPCC will have an interest meeting to provide additional information regarding future trips for HPCC members.  Please continue to pray for everyone who continues to be impacted by the tornadoes and for the local churches that are serving individuals and families in Western Kentucky.  If you have any questions regarding Crossroads Missions and HPCC’s partnership in Western Kentucky, please feel free to call the church office or email me.
 
In Him,
Mark Hancher
2/13/2021

Dear Church Family:
 
This past weekend, we invited you to join us in prayer for our neighbors in Western Kentucky who were devastated by the catastrophic tornadoes that took place early Saturday morning.
 
This morning we were contacted by first responders from HPCC that are currently located in many of our western counties. They shared with us that the following items (listed below) are needed at this time. Please join with us in collecting these items and dropping them by the church this week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through this Friday, December 17.

HPCC’s goal is to continue to stay in contact with these first responders over the next few weeks to discover additional steps that can be taken to help support the long-term efforts to rebuild homes, businesses, and churches in the areas affected by the storms.

If you would like to donate a financial gift to the recovery process, please consider giving to the following ministries below that consist of First Christian Church of Mayfield, who have family members and connections to HPCC or the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief.

As always, please continue to pray for those grieving and mourning the loss of loved one’s during this difficult time. If you have additional questions, please contact the church office at (502) 473-0403.

Blessings,
Jeff

HPCC Disaster Relief Drive Items Needed At This Time:
– Durable Work Gloves
– Large Tarps
– Flashlights & Batteries
– Winter Gloves & Hats

Suggested Ministries For Disaster Relief Financial Contributions:
First Christian Church Mayfield, KY
Samaritans Purse Disaster Relief
12/18/2021

Dear Church Family:
 
As information continues to come in regarding the best ways to support and help our neighbors in Western Kentucky, we wanted to communicate additional ways that you can continue to stay involved in prayer and service to those in need. Thank you for the general donations of tarps, gloves, flashlights and winter hats this past week.
 
As is often the case, after the headlines fade and the initial wave of support has been received, it is often at these times that people are in the most need of being helped. As we have seen the pictures and videos on the television, there are so many communities that will continue to need help and assistance to pick up the pieces and meet the basic needs for their lives.
 
So, beginning this weekend, we are pleased to partner with an additional Christian Ministry called IDES (International Disaster Emergency Services) to help bring a continued long-term measure of relief, specifically to church communities that have been hit the hardest by the storms.
 
IDES Disaster Response Coordinators have been on the ground in the hardest hit areas of Mayfield, KY and have been meeting with Kentucky Disaster Management officials since the first day. The situation in Mayfield is grim and IDES has been told by Emergency Management to hold off sending in volunteers for the time being.
 
However, IDES has set up their initial basecamp in Bowling Green, KY in partnership with the Bowling Green Christian Church. The first phase of the deployment will involve cleanup, placing tarps on roofs, and debris removal. IDES is also partnering immediately with Hartford (KY) Christian Church to respond to damage in Beaver Dam Kentucky.
 
IDES will be leading cleanup volunteers for at least the next ten weeks. If you or someone you know would like to assist in the hands-on help, please visit IDES’ website (link below) to volunteer.
 
As with any disaster, funds are still desperately needed to help those who are hurting. With IDES, 100% of your donation goes to help the victims of these tornadoes. IDES takes nothing out of your financial gifts for operational expenses. If you would like to send a check donation, please write “Tornado Relief” in the memo line.
 
Click the link below to volunteer on a clean-up team or make a donation that will go directly to help individuals and families most impacted by this disastrous event. IDES is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and your relief gift is tax-deductible.
 
This Monday, Hikes Point will be sending a $7,000 donation from our General Fund to IDES to help in this important endeavor. HPCC will also make an additional $3,000 donation to Toys for Tots that the Louisville Fire Department is overseeing to help assist and bring Christmas to families who were affected by this catastrophic event.
 
As always, please continue to pray for who lost loved ones to this storm. We will continue to keep you updated on additional ways that we can serve as a church in the weeks and months ahead.
 
Blessings,
Jeff
 
Suggested Ministries For Disaster Relief Financial Contributions:
 
IDES – (Weblink)
355 Park 32 West Drive
Noblesville, IN 46062

Click here to VOLUNTEER

 
First Christian Church Mayfield, KY – (Weblink)
P.O. 799
Mayfield, KY  42066
 
Samaritans Purse Disaster Relief – (Weblink)
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607