It is very difficult to describe the emotions that Carol and I felt last Friday as our oldest daughter, Annette Boorman, Senior Team Leader, for Mission of Hope, Haiti, gave the commencement address at the high school graduation of 197 seniors in French, the national Haitian language. Present in this room also was my oldest granddaughter,...
Things are really ramping up for the WME Global Roundtable in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 5-7! This is a conference you do not want to miss. The theme of the conference: “The Missional Church” is going to speak to the critical questions and issues that we face in this great moment in...
WME CRISIS RELIEF
Ron Harris is the Crisis Response Director for WME. We have partnered with his ministry, A Level Up, for Arkansas Disaster Relief. Please visit alevelup.com for weekends available for work projects, to sign up to serve, and for details of how you can help. SERVE NOW. We need you. Please also be in prayer for the people in Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas.
WME's position is that we are the "second wave" in the crisis response process. Many wonderful people come and help, but after 2-3 weeks is when the long plan starts. It takes 2-3 weeks for insurance companies and FEMA to access the needs and provide monies needed to rebuild. WME's strength is rebuilding and that is a critical need per the Red Cross. The families initially are in shock and they need some time to process the next steps to move forward. WME's track record has proven that rebuilding fills the gap left after the first wave of volunteers have wonderfully served.
The rebuilding phase continues to be the longstanding strength of WME because we are able to leverage the resources given that will go specifically to those who need it most. We desire to make sure that each dollar that is given goes to the very families who have been stripped of everything and really need true assistance.