Tropical Storm Isaias

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Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic:
Leonardtown, Maryland, Site Coordinator, Curt Sproul reports:
Work has progressed nicely due to a number of very dedicated volunteers from the OPC and Callaway Baptist Church. All plywood subfloors and the bulk of the insulation has been installed. Volunteers are on hold for the week or until the electrician, plumber and plasterer are finished. Site coordinator, Curt Sproul needs painters at the end of the month 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 Gloria if you are interested: [email protected]. Donations are appreciated: give.opc.org!

We need your help in the coming weeks! If you are available to volunteer in Maryland, fill out this form to become a Disaster Response Volunteer, and e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator in Maryland, Gloria Davis.

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 for this effort.

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

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