Disaster Response Our response and how you can help

Sep 6, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Hurricane Dorian

  • We are currently in contact with local church partners about opportunities to provide assistance.
  • We are receiving regular updates from our partners on the ground in affected areas of the Bahamas.
  • Supplies are in-route to the Bahamas, and many are working around the clock to help bring relief and stability to the islands.
  • Through our local partners, we are connected to a network of churches that are distributing supplies and providing relief to areas in need.
  • Please continue to pray for the people of the Bahamas and all those affected by Hurricane Dorian as well as those who are on the ground working to bring aid.

Church of the Highlands is partnering with CitiIMPACT and the city of Birmingham to send relief supplies to the Bahamas. Please bring any donations to the Christian Service Mission at 3600 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222.

Donations Hours
Monday – Thursday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Friday (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Needed Donations

Canned goods and non-perishable foods,

Can openers

Cleaning supplies

Diapers, wipes, and baby products

Health supplies

Heavy-duty trash bags

Hygiene supplies

New blankets and sleeping bags

Tents

Tarps

Water Filtration Units

Work gloves and masks

*Clothing or pick-up donations are not being accepted at this time.

In times like these, we come alongside local churches and pastors through our relationship with ARC and Grow. We believe the best way we can help is to equip, resource, and empower the churches that are already in the affected areas because they know the people, places, and areas of greatest need better than we could alone.

The churches we partner with also have incredible volunteers who are committed and able to serve their community in both the short-term and long-term. These churches have built relationships that allow them to offer not only practical help, but the emotional and spiritual care that is desperately needed in the midst of disaster. People will turn and look to God in times like these. Through the local church, they will experience His hands pulling them to safety, His feet pushing through the flood waters to provide relief, and His love creating hope when it is needed most. We believe God is present in this recovery, right there in the trenches—helping, healing, and working through His people to provide light in a time of darkness.

Many of you have asked how you can help. We are so thankful for your commitment to loving people in need.

Here are ways you can be a part of the recovery:

Give

You are already helping in a major way through your giving. We will continue to send resources from the Highlands missions budget on your behalf. If you would like to give more, you can visit Church of the Highlands’ online giving portal or give through the Association of Related Churches.

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Serve

In the days directly following a disaster, the best thing we can do is let the response professionals do what they do best. As soon as it would be most helpful, we will send out serve teams.

Thank you for your love, support, prayers, and generosity.