Tropical Storm Isaias

Quick Facts

Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic:
Current Needs: Painters, finish carpenters and more are needed at the end of January.

Leonardtown, Maryland, Site Coordinator, Curt Sproul reports:
The plumber just completed the work needed to move on to the next stage of restoration. Site coordinator, Curt Sproul needs volunteers to prepare for paint at the end of January as we look toward putting the house back together! You don’t have to pick the paint colors (that’s the worst part), just show up with your painting clothes on and a willing spirit! Contact Trish if you are interested: [email protected]. Donations are appreciated: give.opc.org!

Background

Tropical Storm Isaias hit the East Coast of the United States the first week of August, 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.

Donations are welcome! Please go to give.opc.org.

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