Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Help Sandy victims

On a personal note, IDES is an organization I have worked with following the Joplin tornado.  I have been a team leader and taken volunteers in to work.  I will vouch for them 100%.  It is very rewarding to the volunteer, and very much appreciated by those in need.-
The below is a copy of an email I received from IDES.
-April




"IDES has found a place where we can house teams of volunteers on Long Island.

"It may be slower at first as we are getting projects lined up, but we can house 30 and will be working in various towns on projects for up to a year. The great part is their housing will be free."

Call the IDES office if you want to send a group because we do not want to overwhelm this location with help. Be prepared when you call to give us how many people will be coming, for how long, what skill sets your team has, and what tools you can bring. IDES office : # 765-947-5100

If your congregation can provide overnight accommodations, or serve as a base of operations for volunteers in an affected community please contact us by phone or by email at: ides@ides.org


Projects so far:

- $25,000 to assist Nesconset Christian Church as they respond to needs in their community, the community surrounding South Nassau Christian Church, and several other low lying areas of Long Island.

- The South Nassau Christian Church in Baldwin, NY (Long Island) suffered significant flood damage to their church building and parsonage. IDES sent $10,000 to aid with initial clean-up and recovery efforts. Additional funds will be requested after the church meets with their insurance adjuster.

- IDES sent $25,000 in preliminary funds to Orchard Group as they respond to known needs among their church plants in Brooklyn, Manhattan and other affected areas. Orchard Group has representatives assessing the situation in surrounding communities. Once the need is fully known, they will present us with a longer-term response plan and request additional funds.

- IDES send $2,500 to Pioneer Bible Translators International to help one of their translation associates who lives in NY and had flood waters to the ceiling of her apartment.


Ways you can help:

The best thing to do now is to give. Can you or your church give today to help with this crisis?

Donate Online

If you would like to donate by check or money order you can send your gift to IDES (Write "Sandy" on the memo line)
PO BOX 60
Kempton, IN 46049-0060

If you cannot give please pray.

You can help a family in need:
Help A Family for $100 - We are working through local Christian Churches / Churches of Christ and missionary groups to bring help and hope to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. We recently got a request to help with a families basic needs. This family lost everything because their apartment was flooded. Nine feet of water was present in their apartment and everything was ruined.

You can help families like this one get back up on their feet by donating $100 or your best gift to IDES.

Help A Family By Clicking Here


Please forward this message to anyone you think might be able to help. Feel free to post this information on your facebook and twitter pages. We will be posting updates as we receive them on our website at:

and on our facebook page at:

Thank you for your support,
IDES -www.ides.org

Contact Info
International Disaster Emergency Service
P.O. Box 60
Kempton, IN
46049
765-947-5100
www.ides.org





IDES has found a place where we can house teams of volunteers on Long Island.

"It may be slower at first as we are getting projects lined up, but we can house 30 and will be working in various towns on projects for up to a year. The great part is their housing will be free."

Call the IDES office if you want to send a group because we do not want to overwhelm this location with help. Be prepared when you call to give us how many people will be coming, for how long, what skill sets your team has, and what tools you can bring. IDES office : # 765-947-5100

If your congregation can provide overnight accommodations, or serve as a base of operations for volunteers in an affected community please contact us by phone or by email at: ides@ides.org


Projects so far:

- $25,000 to assist Nesconset Christian Church as they respond to needs in their community, the community surrounding South Nassau Christian Church, and several other low lying areas of Long Island.

- The South Nassau Christian Church in Baldwin, NY (Long Island) suffered significant flood damage to their church building and parsonage. IDES sent $10,000 to aid with initial clean-up and recovery efforts. Additional funds will be requested after the church meets with their insurance adjuster.

- IDES sent $25,000 in preliminary funds to Orchard Group as they respond to known needs among their church plants in Brooklyn, Manhattan and other affected areas. Orchard Group has representatives assessing the situation in surrounding communities. Once the need is fully known, they will present us with a longer-term response plan and request additional funds.

- IDES send $2,500 to Pioneer Bible Translators International to help one of their translation associates who lives in NY and had flood waters to the ceiling of her apartment.


Ways you can help:

The best thing to do now is to give. Can you or your church give today to help with this crisis?

Donate Online

If you would like to donate by check or money order you can send your gift to IDES (Write "Sandy" on the memo line)
PO BOX 60
Kempton, IN 46049-0060

If you cannot give please pray.

You can help a family in need:
Help A Family for $100 - We are working through local Christian Churches / Churches of Christ and missionary groups to bring help and hope to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. We recently got a request to help with a families basic needs. This family lost everything because their apartment was flooded. Nine feet of water was present in their apartment and everything was ruined.

You can help families like this one get back up on their feet by donating $100 or your best gift to IDES.

Help A Family By Clicking Here


Please forward this message to anyone you think might be able to help. Feel free to post this information on your facebook and twitter pages. We will be posting updates as we receive them on our website at:

and on our facebook page at:

Thank you for your support,
IDES -www.ides.org"

Contact Info
International Disaster Emergency Service
P.O. Box 60
Kempton, IN
46049
765-947-5100
www.ides.org





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