Even months after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico, many of the island’s 3.4 million residents continue to live without power, clean water, food, medicine, and fuel. Regarded as the worst natural disaster on record for the Caribbean island, many Puerto Ricans are feeling forgotten as national attention and media coverage moves past the September storm.
Rev. Dr. Orlando Crespo, National InterVarsity Latino Fellowship (LaFe) Director, has developed a partnership with Calvary Baptist Church to raise funds to offer financial, physical, and spiritual support to those suffering in Puerto Rico. We are pleased to share that Calvary’s December Fellowship Fund will support LaFe’s work with college students from the Asociación Bíblica Universitaria (ABU) De Puerto Rico to identify and respond to the most pressing recovery needs of their church members and communities. Recovery work will include practical actions such as debris and mud removal from damaged homes, minor home repairs, as well as food, water, and supply deliveries. Additionally, funds raised by the Calvary fellowship will go toward providing generators and essentials supplies. The LaFe and ABU recovery workers are prayerfully seeking opportunities to share the Hope we have in Jesus Christ with those they encounter through empathic listening, spiritual encouragement, and sharing the Gospel message as trust and relationships are built.
If you feel led to give to the December Fellowship Fund, visit the GIVING tab of our website and click “Give Online.” Select “Designated Fellowship” when asked to designate your gift. Call (212) 975-0170 with any questions related to online giving. You may also give at our Sunday Worship Services; please designate “Hurricane Maria” on the memo line.