Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey is devastating millions, but what can we do about it?

Pray.  Pray that this inspires compassion and that this will be the loudest noise amidst the chaos. That the love of God would ensure people that in spite of the craziness, He cares for them and offers hope!

Give. You can donate to any organization you trust to get the funds where they need to go. We have a fund set up that will be used to send supplies with teams, fund needed on the ground initiatives, or rebuild essential structures over the rebuild and development phases. If any monies are given to this cause that go above and beyond our direct efforts, we will donate the remainder of the funds to organizations with which we are most proud to associate.

 

Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund

 

Go. We will be sending work teams over the course of the next weeks and months. We have a close relationship with a church in a Houston as well as with a Crisis Response Agency. Between these connections, we will look for the most effective places to deploy interested volunteers. We will either organize teams, offer options with trusted partner organizations, or both! To be placed on a list of interested people for a Disaster Relief GO Team please use this form.

 

Disaster Relief Teams Interested Form

 

Potential Trip Dates

  • September 10-16
  • September 17-23
  • September 24-30
  • October 1-7
  • October 8-14
  • October 15-21
  • October 22-28
  • October 29-November 4
  • November 5-11
  • November 12-18
  • November 19-25

Donate. We will have boxes in the lobby at both Ghent Rd and the Extension to accept donations of the items needed below. These items will be taken down with our teams to use int he clean up and rebuilding process. Please keep your donations to these items as our teams will only be able to take with them a limited number of things.

  • Lowes or Home Depot gift cards
  • Visa gift cards
  • Target/Walmart gift cards
  • Small single LED work lights
  • Rubber gloves
  • Respirators (mold)
  • 5 gallon buckets
  • 50′ extension cords
  • Battery powered reciprocating saw
  • Sawzall demo blades
  • Rubber coated work gloves
  • Lineman’s pliers
  • Box of disposable ear plugs
  • Scoop shovels
  • Sledge
  • Pry bars
  • Crow bars
  • Bleach
  • Hammers
  • Trash bags
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Wet Vac
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Large Fans (barn fans)

At Grace, we want to respond as wisely as possible. We want to help with relief efforts, intentionally support the rebuilding process, and do what we can to understand the uniqueness of each phase. This will likely be a long season of regrouping for Houston and its people; if we can collectively help bring restoration, then we will gladly engage that opportunity to tangibly bring the hope of Christ to a community in need.

If you have any additional questions please email Sarah Yajko at syajko@graceohio.org or call the church office at 330.666.4213.


CityVoluntour

Sometimes life gets busy and time gets away from us. So we invite you to take a break and join us for a fun, informative tour with our city partners! Choose from three different options and come with us to visit and get to know our partners together. The tour focuses on enabling you to get a taste of the partners’ passion for serving God daily in their neighborhoods.

If you would like to sign up a group of people for the tour or

for more information, email Sarah at syajko@graceohio.org


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If you’re interested in serving with Grace during the weekend services, you should definitely join a VolunTour! On the VolunTour you’ll get to experience each of our weekend ministries and discover the vision behind them. Our weekend ministries include the following: POWER Kids, Student Ministries, Creative Arts Ministry, First Impressions, and Behind the Scenes.

The VolunTour will happen the last weekend of every month during the following service times: (there will not be a VolunTour Easter weekend)

  • Saturday, 6:45pm – Ghent Rd.
  • Sunday, 10:45am – Ghent Rd.
  • Sunday, 11:15am – The Extension

Join us for a 45 minute behind the scenes tour of the weekend ministries at Grace! We’d love to see you there!

Register Here!

 

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Come check out who our city partners are and what they are doing in their communities! One of Grace’s values is to actively seek ministry partners and we strive to maximize God’s kingdom through these partnerships!

Questions? Email Sarah Yajko at syajko@graceohio.org!