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A Trip to the Far East
Chris recounts his trip to the Philippines with team members from Christ In Action and other partner organizations.
A Survivor's Story - Rebuilding Hope
Ronald, his wife, Samantha, and their three girls, Madison (7), Lindsay (5), and Olivia (2), have lived in Salyersville, KY, for 15 years. Their mobile home was thrown by the 160 mph winds and rolled three times into their yard while they were all inside. Despite minor cuts, bruises and injuries, the family is recovering and thankful that they are all still alive.
KY Tornadoes - Elezene's Story
Scottie Holbrook and his 90-year-old mother, Elezene Holbrook, resident of Salyersville, KY, share their story of going through the unexpected tornado.
Kentucky Tornadoes - Mayor Shepherd's Video Report from Salyersville, KY
March 18, 2012 - Christ In Action, partnered with Praise Assembly (Prestonsburg, KY), has been asked by Mayor Pete Shepherd of Salyersville, KY, to join with city and county road crews to assist in cleaning up the city following the EF-3 tornado that swept through on March 2, 2012.
KY Tornadoes Deployment Video Report
March 16, 2012 - Christ In Action has deployed to Eastern Kentucky following the 61 confirmed tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on March 2, 2012. Two of those were EF-3 tornadoes that swiped through the towns of West Liberty and Salyersville, KY, sustaining winds of up to 160 mph.
Kentucky Tornadoes Assessment Report Video
Following two EF-3 tornadoes in Eastern Kentucky on March 2, 2012, Christ In Action completed an assessment and has made arrangements to setup base camp, partnering with local churches and other relief groups to provide help and hope.
Christ In Action Deploying To Eastern Kentucky
Christ In Action has made the decision to deploy to eastern Kentucky, partnering with local churches and working with other relief groups to bring hope to smaller communities that have not drawn much media attention.
CIA Assessment Team Begins To Survey Central Kentucky Tornado Aftermath
March 8, 2012 - 8:45 PM EST - Christ In Action's Assessment team arrived to a wet Central Kentucky Thursday morning, March 8, and surveyed several different areas throughout West Liberty, Salyersville, and Prestonsburg. This area was hit by two EF-3 tornados, one being 1 mile wide sweeping 95 miles, and the other 3/4-mile wide sweeping 49 miles, leaving a path of utter destruction, and claiming 12 lives.
Lancaster, PA Flooding - Basement - Video Report
In September of 2011, following Tropical Storms Katia and Lee, the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania saw the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Christ In Action Project Leader, Daryl Stoltzfus organized nearly 100 volunteers from the surrounding areas and Virginia into teams that worked in areas of West Earl Township, Manheim Township and Ephrata.
Lancaster, PA Flooding - Trailer Park Video Report
Following Tropical Storms Katia and Lee, the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania saw the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Christ In Action Project Leader, Daryl Stoltzfus organized nearly 100 volunteers from the surrounding areas and Virginia into teams that worked in areas of West Earl Township, Manheim Township and Ephrata.
PA Flood Assistance
A work day is planned for tomorrow, Thursday, September 15th to assist those in Lancaster County, PA from 8:30am - 4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm. If you are available to help during these times please go to the website and register as a volunteer, once you have registered you will be contacted with further information.
Hurricane Irene - Vivian's Story
73-year-old Vivian Berry, a native of Dare County, Manteo, NC, shares her story of hope after losing her husband one-and-a-half years ago and being overwhelmed with devastation from Hurricane Irene. Christ In Action deployed to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, clearing yards of trees and debris, and sharing hope in hard times.
Hurricane Irene Deployment Video Report
Christ In Action deployed to North Carolina, as the eye of Hurricane Irene passed through the Outer Banks, making landfall on August 27, 2011. About 40 people died and 9 million were left without power due to Irene's fierce winds and rains.
Christ In Action Continues Relief Efforts in NC
September 5, 2011 - 12:20 PM EST - After visiting Hatteras Island, Christ In Action has made the decision to remain in the Kitty Hawk area. The needs on Hatteras Island are great, and while assessing, we were able to meet with relief teams already on the ground.
Hatteras Assessment Team In Transit
Dr. Denny Nissley, Executive Director, gives a brief video update as they move into Hatteras Island to continue assessing the damages following Hurricane Irene. Please pray for wisdom and discernment as decisions are made as to where and how we may be of the most help to these people.
Hatteras Island Assessment Continues
September 3, 2011 - 6:30AM EST - Denny & Chris will be boarding a ferry this morning, utilizing the only way to get vehicles to Hatteras Island, off the coast of North Carolina. Only two trips are made to and from the island each day. We hope to continue our assessment of Hatteras Island and connect with local pastors remaining.
Hurricane Irene - Volunteers Needed!
Denny and Bethany were able to assess Hatteras Island from the air with Friendships. Evidence of flooding was visible. At this time only emergency personnel and those with special needs are being transported by ferry since the only road access to the island has been breached in 7 locations.
Hurricane Irene Update
August 31, 2011 - 10:30 PM EST - While Hurricane Irene didn't live up to the media hype, Irene was still a Category 1 Hurricane, packing winds of 90 to 100 mph, when it made landfall in North Carolina. Hurricane Irene killed at least 18 people as it moved from the Caribbean to New England, caused an estimated $3 billion in damage, and cut electric power to more than 6 million homes and businesses across the the eastern U.S.
Christ In Action's Assessment Begins Following Hurricane Irene
August 29, 2011 - 8:45 AM EST - This morning Christ In Action's assessment team is out surveying the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in the Outer Banks area and has been in touch with local Emergency Operations.
Christ In Action Announces Deployment To North Carolina Following Hurricane Irene
August 29, 2011 - 10:30PM EST - Today the Christ In Action Assessment Team surveyed Kitty Hawk, Wanchese and Manteo areas, assisting Wanchese Assembly of God and local residents to clear trees and debris from yards.
Christ In Action Assessment Team Arrives in the Outer Banks, NC
August 29, 2011 - 1:15AM EST - The Christ In Action Assessment Team has arrived safely in the Outer Banks, NC. In the morning we will be meeting with Emergency Management officials and assessing damages from Hurricane Irene.
Christ In Action Assessment Team Moves Into The Disaster Zone
August 28, 2011 - 4:55 PM EST - Minutes ago, the Christ In Action Assessment Team was cleared by the Office of Emergency Management to move into the disaster zone. Please keep us in your prayers as we move closer to the Outer Banks area where property owners are just now being allowed to re-enter the area.
Hurricane Irene Eye Passes Over Dare County EOC
August 27, 2011 - 6:05 PM EST - 45 minutes ago the eye of the storm passed over the Dare County Emergency Operations Center (Nags Head, NC), and they will weather the second half of the storm through Saturday night. We have been in touch with the emergency officials and are thankful for the favor of working directly with the Dare County EOC.
Overflow International Supports CIA Relief Effort
This news story and video from Local 15 out of Mobile, AL, shares how Overflow International is supporting Christ In Action's relief effort following Hurricane Irene. We are pleased to be working with some of the best people in this area of ministry.
Hurricane Irene Response Staging
The latest reports anticipate Hurricane Irene to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. If your area is in danger, be sure to have a preparedness plan in place and follow the recommendations of local authorities.
CIA Is Monitoring Hurricane Irene
We are fueling up the trucks and preparing to deploy as Hurricane Irene draws near to the United States coastline.
Words of gratitude from those assisted by CIA in Alabama
Christ In Action is privileged to work with these individuals and so many others as we continue to bring hope to America's families.
Alabama Tornadoes - Deployment Update!
We are deploying to Central Alabama, and we need your help! Please note, due to the hazardous conditions of disaster relief work, in order to volunteer with Christ In Action you must be 18 years of age or older.
Christ In Action has "boots on the ground" in Japan!
Christ For The Nations (CFNI) in Dallas, TX has a school in Tokyo with students and missionaries in the affected area who are working with those directly impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. To support CFNI in their efforts to assist these people in Japan you can donate here. 100% of your donation will go directly to CFNI and their efforts there in Japan; we will not keep any of it for overhead.
Preparing today reduces the consequences of a disaster tomorrow--Watch these videos
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