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Church of Christ in Colorado launches effort to help hundreds of wildfire victims



The Eastside Church of Christ in Colorado Springs, Colo., has launched a relief effort to help the hundreds of wildfire victims in that community, where flames destroyed nearly 350 homes.
Senior minister Patrick Mead reports:

Eastside does not need boots on the ground at this point, but thanks to all who asked. We are accepting donations at Eastside Church of Christ, 5905 Flintridge Ave., Colorado Springs, 80918. Mark them “fire relief” and attn either Tim Peckham or Patrick Mead.

The Eastside church has set up a Facebook page to provide updates.
Mike Baumgartner with Disaster Assistance CoC (previous coverage of that ministry) is in Colorado Springs and working with the Eastside church. For information on that effort and details on how to donate, click here.
Also, Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort in Nashville, Tenn., is sending a truckload of emergency food and supplies to the Eastside church to help fire victims, Mead indicated on Twitter.
If you know of other needs or relief efforts, please provide details in the comments section.

  • Feedback
    My husband and I had made a trip to Denver for a Memorial service for a family member. Sat. we stayed in Colorado Springs with friends we had not seen in 20 years. They attend Eastside. We went to services with them Sunday morning. I was so blessed to have been there the Sunday after the fire was contained. The congregation is warm, loving and they are just NOT GOING to church but they ARE BEING the church. May God bless their efforts. Monty and Melody Huffman
    Melody Huffman
    July, 2 2012

    I and my family do not have any material relief for the brethren at Eastside congregation,but our thoughts and prayers are with them.
    Chinedum Nwankwo
    July, 5 2012

    The Disaster Assistance Mission is now setup at Ground Zero(main entrance to damaged homes). We started serving meals and helping families with other needs today 7/5.
    Mike Baumgartner
    July, 5 2012

    The churches of Christ Disaster Response Team (DRT) is working with the Live Oak COC in Live Oak, Fl as well as all of the surrounding congregations that have been affected by the flooding. Over 1,000 homes have been damaged/destroyed. Several families of the church have been heavily affected as well. DRT is in desperate need of volunteers and funding to help in these areas. Almost none of the homes had flood insurance since they were not in a flood zone. Please visit the DRT website to see how you can help your brothers and sisters in Christ. www.churchesofchristdrt.org
    Laura Cremeans
    July, 9 2012

    This update is to the original article topic Churches of Christ in Colorado. Today 7/9 Disaster Assistance Mission had volunteers helping home owner sift thru ashes to recover any items possible. We also served meals and handed other food and supplies and signed up other families that need help sifting and cleanup. You can follow the blog for daily updates and photos, you can also donate there to help with this work and volunteer to come and help. www.disasterassistancecoc.blogspot.com
    We can continue to do this work of helping and feeding hungry people whose lives have been devastated by disasters only with the financial support of our brothers and sisters across the U.S.
    Mike Baumgartner
    July, 9 2012

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