Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Tornadoes

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2012 by christinaction

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Texas Tornadoes Update: Christ In Action has feet on the ground assessing the damages in and around Dallas-Ft. Worth and Lancaster, TX.  In Lancaster, TX, early reports indicate 300 buildings were destroyed, and local responders are pouring in. We will continuing monitoring the situation, but at this point, Christ In Action is not anticipating a deployment.

Kentucky Tornadoes – Mayor Shepherd’s Video Report from Salyersville, KY

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2012 by christinaction

March 18, 2012 – Christ In Action, partnered with Praise Assembly (Prestonsburg, KY), has been asked by Mayor Pete Shepherd of Salyersville, KY, to join with city and county road crews to assist in cleaning up the city following the EF-3 tornado that swept through on March 2, 2012. Christ In Action is pleased to work alongside the people of Salyersville and do what we can to provide assistance and bring hope to these families and communities. Mayor Shepherd shares his thoughts and thanks to Christ In Action and the volunteers that help make this all possible.

 

Click here to view photographs from CIA’s Relief Efforts in Eastern Kentucky

Click here to view photographs from CIA’s Assessment of the Midwest tornadoes

 

KY Tornadoes Deployment Video Report

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17, 2012 by christinaction

March 16, 2012 – Christ In Action has deployed to Eastern Kentucky following the 61 confirmed tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on March 2, 2012.  Two of those were EF-3 tornadoes that swiped through the towns of West Liberty and Salyersville, KY, sustaining winds of up to 160 mph.  Christ In Action is partnered with Pastor J.M. Sloce and Praise Assembly of Prestonsburg, KY, to cleanup after the devastating storms, bringing hope to those who have lost so much.

Click here to view photographs from CIA’s Relief Efforts in Eastern Kentucky

Click here to view photographs from CIA’s Assessment of the Midwest tornadoes

Kentucky Tornadoes Assessment Report Video

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10, 2012 by christinaction

Following two EF-3 tornadoes in Eastern Kentucky on March 2, 2012, Christ In Action completed an assessment and has made arrangements to setup base camp, partnering with local churches and other relief groups to provide help and hope.  To volunteer, visit www.christinaction.com/volunteer or donate at www.christinaction.com/donate

 

Christ In Action Deploying To Eastern Kentucky

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2012 by christinaction


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Christ In Action has made the decision to deploy to eastern Kentucky, partnering with local churches and working with other relief groups to bring hope to smaller communities that have not drawn much media attention.  Volunteer registration is now open!   Please go to www.christinaction.com/volunteer to sign up (even if you have deployed/volunteered with Christ In Action before).  Use the form to let us know when and how long you are able to stay.  We are currently scheduling volunteers between March 12 and April 15.   Volunteers MUST be 18 years or older and willing to work long, hard days.  You will receive location and packing details via email within 24 hours of registering.  Getting to and from Camp Hope will be your responsibility.  We will have food and sleeping bag space.   The number of volunteers we can accommodate is limited, so we will take as many as we can!  
 
Thank you for your prayers!  If you have physical or health restrictions or are not able to deploy, please do what you can to help us raise the thousands of dollars we need to do as much as we can for the kingdom!  Your church family, small group, work buddies, ladies’ Bible study, men’s group, mom’s club, sports teams can all be a part of us  being here on the ground!
 
We will be releasing an assessment video soon, so stay tuned, watch our blog and follow us on Facebook.  Thank you for helping us be Christ In Action as we help those who have lost everything!
 
Please continue to pray for these people who have lost everything.

 

CIA Assessment Team Begins To Survey Central Kentucky Tornado Aftermath

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2012 by christinaction

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March 8, 2012 – 8:45 PM EST – Christ In Action’s Assessment team arrived to a wet Central Kentucky Thursday morning, March 8, and surveyed several different areas throughout West Liberty,  Salyersville, and Prestonsburg.  This area was hit by two EF-3 tornados, one being 1 mile wide sweeping 95 miles (see photo below), and the other 3/4-mile wide sweeping 49 miles, leaving a path of utter destruction, and claiming 12 lives.

 

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The largest need for the assessed areas thus far is debris removal.  One of the largest difficulties is finding adequate space in close proximity to the disaster zone to house volunteers and park trucks and equipment trailers.  We are getting closer to deciding where our deployment will take place.  Please stay tuned for details and do not register as a volunteer until we open registration (if you are not on our email list, signup online.)  Thank you for your prayers for God’s leading and favor with those we encounter.

 

To donate to our tornado relief effort, please visit www.christinaction.com/donate

Lancaster, PA Flooding – Basement – Video Report

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2011 by christinaction

In September of 2011, following Tropical Storms Katia and Lee, the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania saw the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Christ In Action Project Leader, Daryl Stoltzfus organized nearly 100 volunteers from the surrounding areas and Virginia into teams that worked in areas of West Earl Township, Manheim Township and Ephrata. Much work was done along the Conestoga River, where residents were evacuated as the water rose.  Some homes were condemned, while others required gutting down to the concrete block walls.  Days of muddy work were required to help restore a sense of normalcy and bring hope where it was needed most.

View photographs from Christ In Action’s Relief Efforts in Pennsylvania

Lancaster, PA Flooding – Trailer Park Video Report

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2011 by christinaction

Following Tropical Storms Katia and Lee, the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania saw the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Christ In Action Project Leader, Daryl Stoltzfus organized nearly 100 volunteers from the surrounding areas and Virginia into teams that worked in areas of West Earl Township, Manheim Township and Ephrata. Much work was done in Conestoga Manor Village, a trailer park in Leola, PA, where residents were evacuated as the water rose.  Some trailer homes were condemned, while others required removal of the insulation from beneath for closer inspection.  Days of muddy work were required to help restore a sense of normalcy and bring hope where it was needed most.

View photographs from Christ In Action’s Relief Efforts in Pennsylvania

Lancaster, PA Flooding – Trailer Park Video Report

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2011 by christinaction

Following Tropical Storms Katia and Lee, the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania saw the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Christ In Action Project Leader, Daryl Stoltzfus organized nearly 100 volunteers from the surrounding areas and Virginia into teams that worked in areas of West Earl Township, Manheim Township and Ephrata. Much work was done in Conestoga Manor Village, a trailer park in Leola, PA, where residents were evacuated as the water rose.  Some trailer homes were condemned, while others required removal of the insulation from beneath for closer inspection.  Days of muddy work were required to help restore a sense of normalcy and bring hope where it was needed most.

View photographs from Christ In Action’s Relief Efforts in Pennsylvania

PA Flood Assistance

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2011 by christinaction

A work day is planned for tomorrow, Thursday, September 15th to assist those in Lancaster County, PA from 8:30am – 4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm. If you are available to help during these times please go to the website and register as a volunteer, once you have registered you will be contacted with further information. 

Note: You must be 18 years or older to deploy with CIA.

You will always be required to wear long pants, closed toe shoes and socks. This is a safety issue due to contamination on the ground and there are no exceptions. Work gloves are highly recommended. Safety is our main goal for our volunteers. 

You may donate online at christinaction.com/donate.