Hurricane Season 2022

10/01/22 11:30 AM UPDATE:
 
HURRICANE IAN RELIEF EFFORTS
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, there are many opportunities to help our affected neighboring communities and show the love of Jesus to those who have experienced loss. Learn how you can help by volunteering for a crisis relief team, give to relief and restoration, or donate disaster relief items.
 
CCFL’s Samaritan’s Purse truck was deployed and delivered to Fort Myers on 9/30 to support relief efforts on the West Coast.
Soon, the supplies donated here in South Florida will fill these shelves for those in need in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas.
CCFL Outreach Team members assessing the damage in preparation for the work of the volunteer teams heading out starting 10/3.
After a long wait, a local church in Fort Myers received a permit to build out a 7,000-square-foot warehouse to expand their church service footprint. But God had other plans. They put their plans on hold and will keep their warehouse intact to receive and store large quantities of relief donations.
Severely damaged neighborhoods are blocked off and access can only be gained by partnering with approved relief/rescue organizations.

Volunteer Crisis Relief Team

 

Church United is mobilizing South Florida churches to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. Relief teams are being organized to help those who are in need and show the love of Jesus to those who have experienced loss. If you’re interested in serving as a volunteer for debris clean-up, trips will leave from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale on a charter bus and travel to the west coast. Volunteers are expected to arrive at 5am to load bus and promptly leave and will be expected to return by approximately 9pm. For more information or questions, please e-mail VolunteerHelp@CalvaryFTL.org

 
 
Volunteer Requirements/Details:

 

  • Must be 18 years or older. Children ages 14-17 can volunteer with a parent or legal guardian present.
  • Must be in good health to provide physical labor for long hours in the heat.
  • Must be able to commit to serving all day, approximately 5am–9pm.
  • Transportation will be on a charter bus.
  • Please bring a packed lunch in a personal cooler. Dinner will be provided.
  • Please bring a change of clothes (optional). All personal items must fit in a bus overhead compartment.

Adult Volunteer Sign Up

Youth 14-17 Vol Sign Up

Give to Relief and Restoration

If you would like to financially support the relief efforts, you can give to the ‘Relief & Restoration’ fund through CalvaryFTL.org/Give.

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Get PREPARED

As your church family, we care about you and want you to be prepared! Even storms well off the coastline can cause dangerous flooding, destructive winds, and powerful tornadoes. Please visit the National Hurricane Center’s Preparedness webpage to make sure you and your family have what you need ready to go before the stores are bombarded during a threat. 

And as you prepare, don’t forget to check on your neighbors to ensure they’re prepared, too! Lend a helping hand to the people on your street, particularly those who would have trouble preparing on their own. If you are new to the area and unfamiliar with how to board up and protect your home, here is a video we’ve found to be helpful.

Throughout this hurricane season, you can check back here for any updates or information whenever the threat of a hurricane strikes.

Have QUESTIONS?

Please call our hurricane hotline at 954-556-4510 or e-mail us here!