Your gifts to our denomination are already at work as initial aid and assessment are happening through our ministries and ministry partners.
I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff connected right away with clergy throughout the region to check in on how the clergy and their families and the churches and community were doing.
With Hurricane Harvey and Maria having devastated Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, Texas and Louisiana, Church World Service has issued an urgent appeal for Cleanup Buckets and Hygiene Kits. Newman Congregational Church in Rumford, RI serves as a depot for Church World Service. Disaster relief Clean-Up Kits and Hygiene Kits may be dropped off...
The following letter was issued by the leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.