The Care Bag and Food Ministry are a vital part of Servant’s Heart Disaster Relief. Care bags, baby products and hundreds of gallons of water are distributed after each hurricane. Servant’s Heart was able to reach nearly 3,000 people (over 650 families) when Hurricane Irma ravaged the peninsula of Florida in September 2017. Another 1000 Care bags have been filled and distributed to victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael in NC, SC and FL.
The Care Bag Ministry is designed to offer emergency relief early and needed help during phase 2 & 3. Once power and water are restored the emergency supplies are removed leaving food, cleaning supplies and paper products. Every care bag contains two meals of non-perishable food for a family of four.
An invitation card to a nearby church with an invitation to know Jesus personally is placed in every care bag distributed, i.e., one per family. Bibles are offered in English and Spanish. Teams are trained to identify and minister to emotional needs of victims before sending them out two by two. Prayer teams join ministry outreach teams, offering prayer at the home, supporting church or HQ tent. Prayer covering is offered for teams and victims during every outreach opportunity.
Our mission teams often take care bags door-to-door to help us determine victims needs in affected neighborhoods providing another opportunity to identify and minister to physical, emotional and spiritual needs of victim families.
What Goes in a Care Bag?
1 flashlight with batteries
1 manual can opener
2 rolls Paper Towels
2 rolls Toilet Paper
Sani-wipes or Baby wipes
Bar soap and small shampoo
2 non-perishable meals for a Family of 4
1 Invitation Card
We will continue to monitor Hurricane Chris.
Should we see a significant change or determine that both lives and livelihood may be threatened to our northnern neighbors, ADPR will keep you informed and rally the necessary resources and mission teams.
“Given barely enough ocean heat content (sea-surface temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit), low wind shear, and its location south of a plume of sinking, dry air known as the Saharan air layer, Beryl intensified quickly from a tropical depression at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday to a Category 1 hurricane just 18 hours later.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), wind shear has increased and combined with a very dry environment likely causing Beryl to weaken.”