Tropical Storm Isaias
Those who would like to volunteer are encouraged to reach out directly to Site Coordinator Curt Sproul at [email protected]et.
Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic: We praise the Lord that this effort is well on its way to completion! Site coordinator Curt Sproul along with deacons, members and friends at Grace and Peace OPC and Callaway Baptist Church continue working at David Bowles’ home in Maryland.
Curt Sproul reports that painting is almost complete. The cabinets and tiling are in process now, and much of the flooring is being acclimated to the house before installation begins in the next couple of weeks. Following the floor installation, trim and doors can be hung and the bathroom fixtures can be installed and hooked up to the plumbing. This project is well on its way to completion, thanks to the gifts of many!
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, 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 $18,055 in generous donations. Every gift helps! To give, go to give.opc.org.