Tropical Storm Isaias
Those who would like to volunteer are encouraged to reach out directly to Deacon Bob Steinbach at [email protected], or by call/text at 240-538-5785.
Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic: We are now past the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Isaias! Although this lengthy timeline is highly unusual for an OPC Disaster Response effort, the project continues in Leonardtown, Maryland, mostly served by local church members. OPC Disaster Response continues to consult with the church leaders at Grace and Peace OPC on a regular basis. Progress is slow, but moving forward. Bob Steinbach has taken over the process, overseeing church members as they work toward finishing up there.
Donations toward this effort continue to be accepted and are very much appreciated! Please go to give.opc.org to make a donation online.
Tropical Storm Isaias hit the East Coast of the United States the first week of August, 2020, depositing several inches of rain inside of the home of an OPC member of Grace and Peace OPC in California, MD. Early indications are that David Bowles and his elderly mother’s home could need up to six months of repairs due to the damaged floors, cabinets, and other issues stemming from water seepage. The home did not, and was not required to, have flood insurance. Initial cost estimates for restoration are from $30,000 – $40,000.
OPC Disaster Response Coordinator, David Nakhla, traveled to Maryland where he met with the homeowner, David Bowles, Pastor Edd Cathey, deacons at Grace and Peace OPC in California, Maryland, members of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic, as well as with deacon Mark Peter from Grace OPC in Vienna, VA, and Jim Flannigan from Covenant OPC in New Bern, NC to assess the damage. Please pray as this effort continues in Maryland.
To date, the Isaias Fund has received $26,220 in generous donations. Every gift helps! To give, go to give.opc.org.