For weeks, our region has suffered through dangerous drought. Ask the Lord for rain and protection of homes, lives and livelihoods as wildfires continue to burn in Western North Carolina. We are grateful for the hard working men and women fighting the fires and this is a time to support them, care for one another and look for those in need – to help where we can.
– Look around: Is your house safe? Are your neighbors safe? (how close are leaves to your home? can you trim trees back?)
– Provide: Local firefighters have asked for: Bottled Water, Gatorade, Crackers, Protein Bars, Cereal Bars, Beef Jerky, Individually packaged snacks, Wet Ones, Visine (type) eye drops, Slim Jims – Bring these items to church to have them delivered with the group.
– Pray: for health and safety of residents and firefighters, protection of homes, protection of the livelihoods (workshops, tree farms, livestock, etc.)
Photo Credit: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/photos-north-carolina-raging-wildfires/466214877