October 12, 2018
One year ago this week, I appealed for help to aid the people of Caguas, Puerto Rico. Through your generosity, RENEW was able to invest $50,000 to rebuild Gosen Iglesia de la Familia (the Gosen Family Church) and the surrounding community.
Today, I’m asking for your help again. This time, it is closer to home.
RENEW is in the earliest stages of creating a plan to assist the hurricane-decimated areas of Panama City, Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, and Apalachicola (referred to as the Forgotten Coast). The damage is catastrophic, and the recovery will take years. RENEW plans to follow the model used in Puerto Rico: Find a local partner (a church, business, or municipality) that needs help; handcraft a plan to restore and rebuild with this partner; and remain until this task is complete.
Here is how you can help.
GIVE. The Hurricane Michael project is reliant upon funding, and the initial need is $100,000. This will employ a full-time director for a year; purchase the initial rebuilding materials; and provide a presence and staging area in the damaged community.
GO. Once the director is in place, communications have improved, and partnerships have been established, the need for volunteer teams will be almost unending. The work will involve tear-out, clean-up construction, framing, and painting.
GUIDE. Become a leader who will organize, recruit, coordinate and lead a mission team to the Forgotten Coast. This can be from your church, work, school, friends or family. RENEW will assist you in this process.
All donations to RENEW for this project will be used for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal EIN: 82-2916148). Giving can be done by traditional and/or online means. The link and mailing address is below.
Thank you for your help – Ronnie and Cindy McBrayer
ReNew of Northwest Florida
16400 US Highway 331 South, Box 275
Freeport, FL 32439
Federal EIN: 82-2916148