Waves of Grace
We are often called to love and serve our neighbors during the most devastating circumstances. Natural disasters and humanitarian crises have the potential to demonstrate both the worst and the best of humanity. As part of our Mission to eradicate homelessness in whatever form it presents itself, Grace Avenue is committed to responding to these events with Waves of Grace.
Early Response Training
Our Early Response Teams are the first who are allowed to offer assistance in the wake or disasters. Being certified in advance is the best way to prepare for when the time comes. Two local trainings are available in October of 2021. LEARN MORE
As we watch humanitarian crises unfold around our world, it is easy to feel helpless and disconnected. Prayer is real and we should commit ourselves to the practice of praying for those impacted and for everyone navigating their own role in the midst of disaster. It is through prayer that we find the strength to move toward action, the inspiration to help, and the creativity to find a way.
As the effects of Hurricane Ida and the subsequent tornadoes and flooding continue to unfold, we can prepare for years of recovery by contributing to both short and long term relief through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can contribute directly to UMCOR HERE or you can contribute through Grace Avenue HERE.
You can also help by becoming certified for our Early Response Team so that you can be one of the first who are allowed to offer assistance in the wake of disasters. See the links above.
Ways To Help Afghan Allies and Refugees
While we are wrestling with the meaning of our country's invasion and presence in Afghanistan, there are real human needs present, both for the citizens of Afghanistan and the American Military who are often caught in the politics that are often and unfortunately tied to their service. CLICK HERE to learn more about the ways in which you can help.
Relief for Haiti Through UMCOR
While current conditions are such that only the most trained and prepared are able to be on the ground in the aftermath, we also have opportunities to contribute. As we commit ourselves to prayer for those impacted, we can also contribute to immediate and long-term relief for Haiti. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is committed to this work. Read more about UMCOR’s work in Haiti HERE.
If you would like to make a contribution to UMCOR through Grace Avenue, please CLICK HERE and select UMCOR from the list of fund options. 100% of donations made to UMCOR goes directly to relief work.