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Disaster Relief in St. Vincent

To help our GCI brothers and sisters in St. Vincent with urgent needs caused by the recent volcanic eruption there, GCI is sending $5,000 immediately from the Home Office GCI Disaster Relief Fund. This will help provide emergency food, water, and other urgent needs. We will monitor the situation for potential additional assistance needs. We have also learned that GCI Canada has sent $5,000.


GCI Disaster Relief Fund

If your congregation is sharing the gospel about Jesus in the one square mile around your church and still has available funds and a heart to help members impacted by major disasters like the one in St. Vincent, one of the best ways to do so is to donate to the GCI Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund helps provide members in disaster areas with emergency needs such as food, water, medicine, clothing, temporary housing, home and/or church hall repairs, temporary local pastoral salary expenses and other emergency needs. Monies received into the Fund that are not immediately needed will remain in the Fund to be allocated in future disasters. In previous years, money from this Fund has been used to help members recover from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, storms and flooding in Bangladesh and Honduras, an earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands, typhoons in the Philippines and an earthquake in Haiti.

If your congregation would like to donate to the Fund, you can set up a one-time donation through GCI Online Giving (https://www.gci.org/online-giving/) by selecting Give for Disaster Relief under the drop-down menu.

If your congregation prefers to send a check, make it out to Grace Communion International, indicating on the memo line that the donation is for the GCI Disaster Relief Fund. Send the donation to:

GCI Disaster Relief Fund
Grace Communion International
3120 Whitehall Park Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273