The recent wildfires in California have been devastating to witness. Thousands of homes have been destroyed and many people have lost their lives. Yet in the midst of this tragedy…we believe there is always hope, and we want to help provide it!
Hand of Hope has partnered with the Dream Center in Los Angeles to provide temporary housing, free resources to anyone who has been displaced and clean–up relief, sifting through the ashes of what was left behind. We also partnered with Zoe Church who is also serving displaced and affected families, as well as firefighters and first responders.
We were able to spend some time with volunteers from The Dream Center in Los Angeles, who have been sifting through homes damaged by the Woolsey Fire, looking for anything that may be of value to the homeowners. Quite a bit of time was spent with Marsha, a 15–year resident of Cornell, California, who is known as a matriarch of their community. She was able to evacuate safely with her cats and some camping supplies but lost everything else in the fire. As a “collector of just about everything,” she was very thankful for the time these volunteers spent searching for her valuables in the rubble.
The damage in California is so overwhelming, but simple acts like this help bring hope to those in need. If you would like to help those impacted by the Woolsey Fire or other disasters like this, visit joycemeyer.org/DisasterRelief
Please continue to pray for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the wildfires in California and the amazing first responders.