Update on Perth-Andover Flood

Here’s an update on our recent story about the flooding in Perth-Andover. In a conversation with the pastor, Rev. Michael Fredericks, he shared that the community is still in cleanup and recovery mode. With a third of the town flooded, people displaced from their homes, four churches significantly damaged, and local businesses and services not able to function, this is an emotionally difficult time for the community. But they are pulling together and helping wherever they are needed. There is a great deal of outside help coming in as well – fire departments and other volunteers are assisting with cleanup, providing meals and doing whatever they can in this difficult time.

Michael shared that at least half a dozen families in his church had homes that were damaged by the flooding as well at least as many business owners from the church were also directly affected. The Perth-Andover Baptist Church did have flood insurance (as offered through the Convention’s group property insurance plan) but many in the community did not. So even while the church family deals with the losses, they are trying to find ways to be salt and light in the community.

We have had some people asking “What can we do to help?” Michael said they have had many offers of assistance – everything from youth groups and individuals wanting to help with the cleanup to others donating money and resources. We’ve even heard about a fundraising supper that Marysville Baptist is having on April 29th and Hillside Baptist is donating a portion of their Easter offering to help. It’s exciting to hear how God moves His people to action.

The CABC has set up a fund that individuals and churches can contribute towards the restoration efforts and the church’s ministry to the affected community. Click on this link to donate through our donation page: http://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?charityID=s33542. Choose “Donate Now” and then “Flood Relief Fund”. Continue to pray for the church and the community.

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