God is good even in unexpected disaster, as occurred in Cedar Rapids, IA, on August 14, 2020. ORH reported about this event and began working with Pastor Terry Hamilton, Friendship Baptist Church, in Cedar Rapids.
Jason Samenow, a weather professional for The Washington POST, wrote the following about the storm.
“It struck with the force of a Category 2 hurricane but without the usual days of warning…. Dispatches from Cedar Rapids reveal a disaster zone, with damage to most homes and businesses….”
ORH sent $3000.00 initially to help with the community. Since that initial commitment, ORH has committed another $3000.00 to the devastation area to support the efforts of Friendship Baptist to help their community. ORH hopes to send more.
Pastor Hamilton wrote the following.
“So far we have used $2,200 to pay for trailer rent for temporary housing.... their house...after they ripped everything out to the studs and sub flooring.... Here’s the couple in front of their house. Steve and Tanya Sheets.”