The storm has passed but the destructive results are still being realized. Hurricane Matthew left five US states devastated and the country of Haiti crippled. Some are saying the destruction rivals that of Hurricane Katrina but in many ways, it is worse. Bodies are still being found and the water in North Carolina is still rising. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Hurricane Matthew Relief Work'»
Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm in more than a decade to impact Haiti, the surrounding region, and now threatens the United States. The southwestern peninsula of Haiti is marooned, small towns and villages have been devastated by flooding and mudslides, and the storm is still going. More than 20 inches of rain fell across Haiti and Jamaica, and now the United States braces for the impact of a storm that is strengthening over warm Caribbean waters. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Responds to Hurricane Matthew'»
Nearly 2,000 years ago, St. Thomas started a church in Erbil which is in modern day Iraq. Erbil is located about 55 miles east of Mosul and has a permanent population of about 1.5 million. Erbil is also the capital and largest city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a city that dates back to 6000 BC. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Assisting Christians in Iraq'»
As the flood waters recede in some sections of the Baton Rouge, LA area, Operation Compassion began its second week of disaster relief efforts. Last week, 9 semi-trailers were delivered loaded with supplies and products necessary to begin clean-up and to sustain survivors.
Over the week-end flooding increased in southern Louisiana to near record levels as thousands were displaced from their homes and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. As rain continued to fall at record rates more than 7,000 emergency rescues of stranded homeowners and drivers were performed by first responders.