Disaster Site Updates

Update on Paradise CA Fire, Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence

MNA Disaster Response is continuing to help those affected by the Paradise CA Fire, Hurricane Michael, and Hurricane Florence. Here is a recap of the need, but know the FIRST thing needed by all at every site is PRAYER:

Paradise CA fire:  Ridge PCA in Paradise CA was completely destroyed. This congregation is currently worshipping at nearby Chico CA. Out of 117 family units at Ridge PCA, 110 lost their homes. The need at this time is first PRAYER; second, financial. To give please click here.

Hurricane Michael: First, pray for those affected and still reeling from this catastrophic event. Financial help (click here to give) is needed as well as volunteers at the following sites:

  1. Albany GA – general volunteers to assist with tree and debris removal
  2. Panama City FL – some general volunteers but teams are asked to have at least one or two skilled members of each team; after March the need will be primarily for skilled volunteers.

Hurricane Florence: Financial help (click here to give). Volunteers are still needed at the following site(s):

  1. New Bern NC – general volunteers and some skilled volunteers upon request
  2. **Two other sites are praying about their future plans and will decide about continuing to host volunteers soon. We will post information about these two sites as it becomes available.

To register as a MNA Disaster Response volunteer click here.

If you have any questions about any of these sites, please contact Sherry Lanier, slanier@pcanet.org.


PUERTO RICO – Scheduling Volunteers for 2019 Now!

The work of rebuilding in Puerto Rico in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria continues. The needs are still great with some areas of the island still without power. The local PCA pastors and leadership are requesting volunteer teams to come and assist with a specific, targeted area. They have also set up a strong volunteer staging site to house volunteers who come to assist the in their work. Click here for more information about the specific project they are working on, the La Hormiga Project.

If you are interested in serving, please contact Sherry Lanier at slanier@pcanet.org for more information.

To see a video about the situation and current need in Puerto Rico, please click here.


Ongoing Need for Flood Buckets

Major flood events have been happening at a record pace over the past year and are continuing. MNA Disaster Response is requesting your help in being prepared to help those who are impacted by floods. Flood buckets are needed by the hundreds when a flood occurs. The MNA Disaster Response warehouse provides a place to store these buckets so that they can be shipped immediately when needed. For more information, please click here. Click here to view a video about flood bucket assembly.
For information about completed disaster response missions, click here.