Guest post by Bob Whitsitt, Executive Director of Serving & Outreach

The recent storm that hit Memphis left many people with urgent needs, and Christ Church wants to respond to these needs through a special offering on Sundays, June 11 and 18.

Needs
Neighborhood Christian Center (NCC) is on the ground, in the neighborhoods, meeting the needs of those who have lost or are without food due to power outages. The demand has nearly tripled, and NCC’s food supplies desperately need replenishing. They are able to buy food at greatly reduced prices and ask that we help with financial contributions.

Likewise, another partner, Binghampton Development Corporation (BDC), is busy with tree and debris removal and related home repairs as a result of the storm. Numerous big trees are down requiring professional removal. They need our help to offset unplanned costs.
 
Christ Church’s Response: 2nd mile offerings
This Sunday and next, June 11 & 18,  we will take up a special offering that will be split between the two ministries. Checks should be made out to Christ Church Memphis with memo: “Storm Response.” Cash can be put in an offering envelope and marked on the front: “Storm Response.”


Christ Church students help residents restock their pantries
Yesterday, Christ Church students saw some of the needs firsthand as they helped the Mid-South Food Bank package foods to give to storm victims at a mobile food pantry in Frayser.

WREG News Channel 3 covered the story. >>Watch it here.

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