Members Around the Country Rally to Support Fire Survivors
We want to acknowledge the NCC employees and church members who have been and are currently being impacted by this year’s wildfires. These fires include the Antelope, Beckwourth, Bell, Cache, Caldor, Dixie, Glen, Lava, McFarland, River Complex, River, and Tamarack fires.
Grass Valley church Senior Pastor Jeff Richards was evacuated from his home due to the River Fire, and several of his church members lost their homes. “It’s always sweet to see members rally to show God’s love to each other and the community,” he remarked. “We’ve been especially blessed by Paradise fire survivor Shirley Grear, who used her tragedy to minister to others.”
Due to the ongoing Caldor Fire, a number of Placerville church members have evacuated their homes and are waiting to see if they are still standing. “While this is a challenging time, people are seeing needs and doing whatever they can to bless others,” reflected Ed Fargusson, interim senior pastor.
The Placerville church has opened its parking lot for evacuees from the Caldor Fire to bring their RVs and stay. Members hosted a meal last night and fed 60 people. Watch a local news report that features the church.
“The NCC wishes to thank the 28 donors who have given over $3,500 to date,” said Laurie Trujillo, director of communication and development. “This support directly helps our members and those connected to the local church who have been impacted by the disaster. Since requests are still coming in, please stay tuned for the impact report.”
The notes attached to the gifts have been very touching. One out-of-state donor wrote: “We’ve been following these tragic developments from Michigan. Please know our hearts are shattered. PRAYERS ascending continually. God sees the bigger picture, although right now these events are hard to process.”
Another donor wrote: “My continued prayers for all, especially those directly affected by this unfortunate event.”