Category: Tropical Storm Isaias

by David Nakhla, OPC Disaster Response Coordinator Almost from its beginning, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church has been concerned with bringing “a cup of cold water” in the name of Christ to those affected by disasters. Yet most would agree that it was Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that served as the catalyst for our current form of disaster response. The Lord

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The following article about the OPC Disaster Response effort appeared in the January 9, 2021 issue of Southern Maryland News. By Caleb M. Soptelean Southern Maryland News  Jan 7, 2021 Two local congregations are stepping up to help a mother and son who were impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias in early August. About 5 inches of water got inside the Maypole Road home of David and Dolores Bowles, according to Bob Steinbach, a deacon at Grace and Peace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in California. The family had been living in a ranch-style house in St. Mary’s County just west of the Leonardtown city limits. In order to be livable after the flood, the flooring and 2 feet of the lower wallboard in thehouse had to be replaced due to mold, according to the deacon. The floodwater also rose to several feet in a garage on the property, Steinbach said, and left all three of the vehicles on the

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October:This week we will be finishing laying the tar paper (Tom Sills – Grace and Peace OPC helped yesterday), to be followed by underlayment installation.  Once we have completed the underlayment, we are at all stop until we have a way forward with the electrical distribution and complete whatever changes are required. We need an electrician to evaluate the electrical

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by Trish Duggan Taken from OPC.org feature story August 25, 2020 It’s not often you get a year like 2020! Maybe never?! I think everyone has a story to tell about the changes that have gone on since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It’s no different for OPC Disaster Response this year. We are now in the midst of organizing efforts

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Tropical Storm Isaias hit the East Coast of the United States last week. OPC Disaster Response Coordinator, David Nakhla traveled to Maryland where he met with a homeowner left with several inches of rain rush inside his home as a result of Isaias. David also met with Pastor Edd Cathey, deacons at Grace and Peace OPC in California, Maryland, members of the Presbytery of the

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