Rebuilding Community

The fire response in Paradise, CA looks different from our other ReachGlobal Crisis Response sites. It’s been three years since the Camp Fire devastated the town, and since most of the infrastructure was completely destroyed with the buildings, the restoration has been painfully slow. But our staff there report seeing God moving in the lives…Read more »

3 AM Phone Call

Pastor Cris got the phone call at 3 am telling him that a fire had broken out in part of Cebu City and was threatening the homes of some of his church families. He rushed over before the fire was even out, waiting with families until morning to see the extent of the damage. Other…Read more »

A Neighbor in Need

Our Florence response staff in North Carolina got an interesting call. A man who had recently moved called the church to see if he could get help for one of his old neighbors. Knowing that she probably could not afford all the repairs she needed, he then offered to buy the materials if we would…Read more »

The Gospel in Action

Trinity Fellowship Church partnered with Crisis Response for many years and housed our Hurricane Harvey Response in Friendswood, Texas. Having seen and been a part of the impact that Crisis Response had in their own community, the church decided to prepare for responding to local crises. They transformed their carport space into a storage area for gutting supplies…Read more »

Prayer Walk to New Friends

Usually our strongest connections in the community come from working in someone’s home for a prolonged time, or from church members who are passionate about Crisis Response. But every once in a while, God brings us to someone on a prayer walk who connects with the volunteers in an amazing way. When the first group…Read more »

A Growing Opportunity

Crisis Response and Paradise EFC teamed up for our very first “Serve Saturday” in May. We teamed up with Chico EFC, and between the 2 churches, we had about 12 people ready to serve, including the children as young as five. We met at Paradise EFC and had a little orientation, sharing that the goal…Read more »

Connecting with Cruz

This is a story from one of our Harvey Response volunteers serving in Corpus Christi. “On a recent trip with ReachGlobal I was told that Cruz, the homeowner whose home we were repairing, may not come across real friendly. We were told that he was hoping for a total house rebuild instead of a repair…Read more »

The House Without a Pile

Michelle is no stranger to flooding after her community in Lake Charles was affected by two hurricanes just last year. But last week Lake Charles flooded again, this time from a storm that dropped 16 inches of rain in about 6 hours, and it even affected some houses that hadn’t flooded in Hurricane Delta. She…Read more »

More than a Mailbox

Recently we had a group from Minnesota helping to fix a home for church members from Lake Charles Bible Church. The volunteers took a prayer walk through the community in the afternoon, something we encourage volunteers to do each day, and they met Henry and his aunt. Our volunteers recognized pretty quickly that Henry was…Read more »