Hurricane Ian made landfall as a CAT 4 Hurricane, with the eye striking the Cape Coral area. Initially, 2.5 million people were without power, with roof-top rescues needed. Officials are calling this a 500-year storm event.
CRI responded and set up a Point of Distribution (POD) in Cape Coral, FL., on October 2 at Christian Life Fellowship in Cape Coral. Daily tractor-trailer loads of desperately needed supplies arrived, unloaded, and given away. We mobilized a mobile kitchen, tool trailer, Mobile Hope, a prayer, a worship trailer, and a trailer load of resources. We then shifted our operations to Pine Island to continue to meet the urgent needs. We served over 10,000 meals to those impacted by Hurricane Ian and we ministered and shared the gospel with the vast majority of them.
We are incredibly grateful for the sacrifice of our trained volunteers and the benevolence of every donor, partner church, and special ministry partners (see full list below).
The emergency response phase has ended, and we have transitioned into the recovery/rebuilding phase.
Thank you to those who supported the Thanksgiving Outreach. We served over 250 meals to those in the Pine Island Community.
CRI is planning another winter outreach in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in either January or February 2023. Please check back and keep an eye on our social media sites for dates and details forthcoming. The need continues to be significant in this hard hit area and we are eager to return to assist and minister to those affected.
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CRI is a 501(c)3, charitable organization that mobilizes emergency relief supplies, volunteer workers, mobile kitchens, medical personnel, chaplains, and clean-up crews to assist people who are suffering in times of crisis and disaster. Since 2007 we have been training individuals and churches to become relief workers and effectively meet the unique spiritual, physical, and emotional needs that arise in urgent times of crisis and disaster.