In the wake of disasters around the world, Children’s Hunger Fund is delivering hope to victims as we are equipped to do so. Help us provide food and aid for families facing devastation around the world, and read the latest on how we are responding to disasters in the US and elsewhere.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Children’s Hunger Fund to help the victims of these disasters rebuild their lives
We are poised to respond with food, assistance, and hope in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Texas..
Financial donations made toward a particular crisis will be used for the relief efforts of the crisis until the need is filled. Once the need has been met, donated funds will be used at CHF’s discretion toward other relief efforts.
Since August 26, when Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in Rockport, TX, multiple natural disasters hit the US and Latin America within a few short weeks, each leaving a wake of damage, destruction, and loss of life. We all watched as our neighbors fought to protect their homes and their lives. Join Children’s Hunger Fund in prayer that the church and the gospel of Christ would be elevated in our response to each of these disasters.
Hurricane Harvey Update
April 30, 2018
It has been eight months since Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, hit Texas on August 25, 2017. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm caused $125 billion in damage. At the peak of the storm, one-third of Houston was underwater. Children’s Hunger Fund is continuing to respond to the needs of those who live in Houston and the surrounding areas.
While the response has been supported by many, two churches have been instrumental in partnering with CHF to bring Food Paks and other supplies to people who need assistance. Pastor Bryant Lee of Higher Expectations Church in Humble, Texas, and Pastor Josue Quesada of Ministerio Internacional Gracia y Poder (Grace and Power) Church in Houston. Both churches are bringing the hope of the gospel to those who are trying to rebuild their homes and lives after this disaster.
Grace and Power Church has agreed to be a distribution point for our CHF Food Paks in Houston. We want to thank Pastor Quesada and his church for partnering with CHF in the face of this disaster. Although it has been eight months since Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, there are still people sleeping on air mattresses and dealing with the fall out of the devastation that left their homes uninhabitable. Out of 275 schools in this area, 75 are now closed due to extensive flood damage.
The eye of the hurricane made landfall in the city of Rockport, Texas. As other areas are rebuilding their homes and lives after Harvey, there is a different need in Rockport. CHF and the local church are bringing resources to the many who have not moved beyond the greatest and most fundamental need for food.
When you CONNECT and partner with CHF to deliver hope, churches around the globe are equipped with food and an opportunity to CONNECT with families in crisis in their own neighborhood. Out of that connection, relationships and opportunities to hear the life-giving truth of the gospel are born.
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico
In light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Children’s Hunger Fund was able to send immediate financial aid to assist in relief efforts. These funds have been used to purchase food and other relief items, and are being distributed through a trusted group of 12 churches within the country.
We are currently accepting general donations for disaster relief, while we continue to determine what kind of assistance CHF will be able to provide for Puerto Rico in the future.
Mexico City Earthquake
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19th, leaving much of the city in a state of rubble, and ending over 200 lives.
The border that is usually closed for shipments was briefly opened, allowing CHF to send its first-ever container of food to Mexico City. 1,900 Food Paks arrived on October 19, to be distributed by CHF’s Mercy Network partners in the city. In addition to CHF resources, our driver was able to pick up additional items of toilet paper, shampoo, and soap in Baja California.
This tragedy has presented a clear opportunity for the gospel to be shared, and many conversations that otherwise would not have happened have taken place between pastors and hurting members of the community.
Hurricane Irma: Cuba
Irma tore through the country of Cuba, leaving a wide path of destruction. Through an established partnership there, CHF was able to send a full container of bulk food to this devastated country, to be distributed by nearly 150 Cuban churches.
Hurricane Harvey: Partners in Corpus Christi and Rockport sent the following photos as of the immediate damage brought on by Hurricane Harvey.
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