Hurricane Ian

“Historic......a 500-year flood event........this storm is having broad impacts accross the state." 

- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

On Sept. 28, 2022 a Category 4 hurricane made landfall in southwest Florida. With windspeeds of 140 mph much damage has been sustained in the area around Cape Coral, Florida. The Disaster Response Committee of RMS mobilized one of our trailers stocked with needed supplies to help in the clean-up and cover-up process (protecting properties from further damage). 

Our member church, Trinity Reformed Church in Cape Coral, Florida was spared from serious damage. This is not the case for many properties in the surrounding neighborhoods. RMS is working with Trinity to see how we can best be the hands and feet of Christ near them. One benefit of having a church near where we are working is that we are able to point those we help to this local body of believers. The Disaster Response program primarily ministers to the physical needs of those affected, but more importantly it often gives opportunities to minister the gospel to the spiritual needs as well. RMS is diligently seeking ways to be of the greatest assistance in both of these ways. If you have suggestions please send them to our committee at disasterresponse@rms.org.

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP?

Please continue to lift up all those affected by this tragedy in your prayers.  There are currently two additional ways to help immediately with the Disaster Response efforts in Cape Coral, Florida. 

  1. Please consider donating to our ongoing work there.
  2. We are also looking to get the contact information of individuals and teams who are willing to go to Florida and help with the rebuilding efforts that will take place.