We know that the pictures coming out of Oklahoma compel many individuals to help and we ask you to do the following to make our collaborative efforts as beneficial as possible to those in need.
- Pray for the thousands of individuals who have already been affected as well as those that may still be in harm’s way from a continuation of storms.
- PLEASE do not self-deploy to the disaster area. Individuals who do not deploy with a disaster response agency in coordination with emergency management often create a second disaster. Contact your local conference Disaster Response Coordinator if you would like to volunteer.
- The best way to help is to give a financial donation to
Adventist Community Services. After the situation and needs are
evaluated there may be a request for donating goods. There are several
ways to donate:
- Visit www.communityservices.org
- Mail a check to: ACS, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
- Call 1-800-381-7171 or
- Place an offering in your local church offering plate marked “ACS Disaster Response”