Wildfire Relief: A long time coming…

Posted: September 28, 2009 by limabean03 in Anglican Communion, Christianity, The Christian Life, Thought and Practice in the Diocese of South Carolina, Trinity Tidings

As many of you remember, wildfires ravaged Horry County just a few months ago. Trinity made an appeal to raise funds for relief and encouraged people to give to the Red Cross. We received much support from people all over the country and even all over the world! Included in this effort were our good friends from St. Andrews, Mt. Pleasant, who generously contributed $2000 to the cause. After weeks of careful searching and prayer to see where the funds raised could best be used, we heard of a young woman who was the single parent of two girls. The fire consumed all of their possessions and disastrously, the family had no insurance. Even before the fire the family was living in extreme poverty, with no electricity or running water. It literally took us months to find this woman and even more time to make the arrangements to assist her. But I am pleased to report that with the help of Allison D’Aurizio and Rick Spradlin the ball is finally rolling. You could not even imagine the logistical hurdles involved in this project. Nevertheless many of the pieces are now in place and we intend to “adopt” this family and get their lives back up and running (this time with electricity and running water). In the weeks ahead you will hear of more ways you can assist this family, but for now I’ve included a picture of the family’s new trailer which is used but in good condition. We will rally the Trinity men in the week’s to come to make a few minor improvements and will arrange some kind of introduction so that the relationship between the family and the church can begin.

I am tremendously grateful that once again, God has given us the opportunity to give a new life to a family as a demonstration of the spiritual new life he has given each of us in the Gospel. Praise God!


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