Project Number Issued For Kentucky Flooding Relief

The Church of God is praying for, and stands ready to assist, our churches, our members and all those impacted by this week’s devastating and deadly floods in eastern Kentucky and the surrounding region.

Kentucky State Overseer Charles Fischer has already received reports of multiple Church of God facilities and countless members who have experienced significant damage to property in Kentucky.

Several counties around Hazard were inundated when a midweek storm stalled over the central Appalachia region, creating flood waters that washed rooftop-high through multiple mountain communities.

This latest natural disaster comes less than a year after a December tornado tore through western Kentucky.

“Our hearts are broken again to see such loss of life due to a natural disaster in the state of Kentucky,” said General Overseer Dr. Tim Hill, who led the International General Assembly through a special moment of intercessory prayer last week in San Antonio.

“We are praying for all those who have lost so much, and pledge to do all we can to help rebuild these affected communities, and offer the hope and healing of Christ in such difficult times.”

Multiple lives have been reported lost as emergency responders continued to evacuate stranded residents around the clock in Kentucky, as well as parts of Tennessee and West Virginia.

State officials suspect thousands have suffered loss in the week-long storm, and rebuilding could take years. Church of God affiliated organizations, such as Operation Compassion, Men and Women of Action and God’s Pit Crew, are prepared to arrive as soon as the flood waters recede and the mountain roads reopen.

Every Church of God member is being asked to pray for all those affected by the flooding, and consider donating toward relief efforts in the coming days and weeks as we come alongside our local churches and begin the process of recovery and rebuilding in their communities.

As a way to give to the relief effort, a World Missions project number has been established. For those churches and individuals wishing to give via World Missions, please refer to project number 765-0036-064.

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