Hurricane Matthew

Need spiritual or physical help, or want to volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering to help with disaster recovery, are in need of any kind of help, or would like someone to talk to, a special email has been set up at the church:  care@fpchhi.org. Please send all requests and offers to help to this email.

 

A warm thank you to our neighbors at Hilton Head Fire & fireman-steve-kenyon-station-3_200dpi_7x5Rescue Station 3!

A big thank you to cross-firemen-2Fireman Steve Kenyon (pictured at right) of Station 3 (right next door) for carving this cross out of a fallen tree, and to all the men and women of the Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue for their help with disaster recovery and keeping us safe.

The cross was used for the prayer service on Sunday, October 16 and is now in the Gathering Space.

 

 

 

Food Pantry
The food pantry is located in the office wing just inside the entrance doors.  It is stocked with non-perishable foods that are available for those in need in the community during office hours.  We will gratefully accept donations for the pantry.

 

femaFEMA Disaster Recovery Center Office at Town Hall:
The Disaster Recovery Center is closed, application deadline to register with FEMA was December 13.
Visit the FEMA website for more information: 
https://www.fema.gov/

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.  The category 3/4 storm has been blamed for hundreds of deaths in Haiti and destruction right here on our own island.  Donations are welcome and checks may be made out to FPC noting Hurricane Relief in the memo line.

FPC Disaster Relief Efforts
Church members and staff have been busy since we all returned from evacuating for Hurricane prayer-service-10-16-16-1Matthew. Many members are at work helping their neighbors and friends clean up in the wake of the hurricane.  We have a food pantry stocked with non-perishable food that is open during church office hours. The youth prepared dinners for first responders, made lunch and baked cookies for Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Station 3, prepared lunch for a community open house, and helped clean up the church grounds.  The children in our Children’s Ministry program prepared pizza rolls for people in the community on their first WOW! Wednesday after the hurricane.  FPC housed displaced families and held a special prayer service and potluck dinner.  We had cleanup days with many volunteers  diligently working to clear the debris from the church grounds and cut up fallen limbs, and assisted people with  filling out FEMA aid forms before the FEMA center was opened at Town Hall.

Our blessings and prayers for all to recover from the hurricane.