Tropical Storm Isaias

Quick Facts

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.

Leonardtown, Maryland:
Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic: We praise the Lord that this effort is well on its way to completion! Deacons, members and friends at Grace and Peace OPC and Callaway Baptist Church continue working at David Bowles’ home in Maryland.

Progress continues. In the next few weeks, they plan to finish the kitchen cabinets, install flooring, doors, trim, bathroom fixtures and complete some plumbing hookup. After that, household items will be cleaned and returned to the home. Please continue to pray for this effort.

Donations toward this effort continue to be accepted and are very much appreciated! Please go to give.opc.org to make a donation online.

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.

To date, the Isaias Fund has received $26,055 in generous donations. Every gift helps! To give, go to give.opc.org.

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