How to Support Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts
Hurricane Ian landed in Florida on September 28, delivering 150-mph winds, heavy rain, and a massive storm surge. It was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the region, claiming dozens of lives and leaving communities to pick up the pieces.
As the body of Christ, we have the opportunity to respond. It’s what Scripture calls us to do. And while we all may not physically be able to go and help with relief efforts, we can help the efforts already in place.
Woodside has been in contact with key organizations and churches on the ground that have been responding to the needs of the impacted communities. Due to the generosity of the Woodside family, we have been able to provide financial support to the teams working on relief efforts, but the road to recovery is going to be a long one.
If you are interested in supporting relief efforts in the region, here are some resources of organizations and churches serving and caring for impacted families.
Responding to basic needs for displaced families and managing teams to mud out flooded homes, cut downed trees, remove debris, and tarp roofs.
For more information on volunteering: https://spvolunteer.org/
Financial support: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/
Bayside Community Church
Bayside Community Church is a multi-campus church serving Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, and Hillsborough counties.
For more information on relief efforts: https://www.mybayside.church/initiative/hurricane-ian-relief-projects?mc_cid=eb2fb04585&mc_eid=0c31401c76
Summit Church is a multi-campus church with campuses in Fort Myers and Naples.
For more information on relief efforts: https://www.summitlife.com/
Woodside Cares: Emergency Fund
Woodside’s Emergency Fund enables the church to respond with the hope of Jesus to emergencies and disasters within the US and internationally.