Disaster Relief Panama City Beach

Even though the news trucks have left and most media coverage has ceased, the destruction and damages from the devastating Hurricane Michael from October that affected the Panama City area is still being felt. We grieve the loss of lives and the catastrophic damage to homes, businesses and churches. With any tragedy, the Church has the opportunity to provide timely and helpful response to not only meet vital needs, but also to show the love of Christ in our care and practical action.

Here are some ways that you can be involved:

Don’t neglect the power of prayer on behalf of individuals, families, and communities during circumstances like these.  We ask that in your personal life, as well as in your family or your LIFE Group that you pray with passion and urgency.

First, we encourage you to make a financial donation for disaster relief to our Disaster Response Ministry of the PCA’s Mission to North America (MNA).  They currently have teams on the ground and are coordinating relief efforts for the long haul.  You can read more and donate online. There are other organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision and the Salvation Army.  You can also give to Wildwood Church (note that it is for Disaster Relief) and help our teams go and serve.

Our Student Ministry had the opportunity to serve on several relief missions to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi post-Katrina, Tuscaloosa in response to the tornadoes, Baton Rouge after the flooding there as well as Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Now, we are looking to build a team to serve in Panama City.  We are going to be sending a team on March 20-24 at the back end of Spring Break. If you are interested in serving on this team, please fill out our application [insert link]. We need to build a team quickly.  There will be a cost (TBD) for this mission, however, we have some existing funding in place.

Apply for this mission