Meeting Needs to Relieve Suffering
and Reveal Hope

We know you care about the people in the Bahamas and the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Dorian and ask that you pray for them. Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas and is being called the “strongest hurricane in modern records,” with winds that reached up to 185 mph. It continued on to the Eastern Seaboard, battering the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina, causing tornadoes and finally making landfall in North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a Category 1.

Global Aid Network® (GAiN®), the humanitarian partner of Cru®, is working closely with the United Nations, the Bahamian government, and local partners such as churches to bring aid to those in need. The most immediate need is access to clean water, shelter, and food. Recently our Quick Response Team visited Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island. We partnered with New Vision Ministries to provide supplies and to help secure roofs in the area as we continue assessments to find ways to further assist.

Alongside the locals, GAiN worked to restore three local churches and establish them as group shelters and distribution channels for humanitarian aid. In line with the goal of GAiN to engage local leaders, we worked with local pastors serving with the church community so when our teams return to the States, the Church can continue as the entity blessing the locals and building relationships.

Further assessments of need both in the Bahamas and along the U.S. coast will inform our next steps. We invite you to partner with us to equip disaster relief teams as they prepare to respond.

You Can Help Victims of Disaster

You have an opportunity to provide basic necessities that will help victims of natural disaster by first providing immediate aid for the displaced and then by helping them rebuild their lives. Because we deliver the aid with trained ministry teams, relationships are built, and at the proper time conversations about the eternal hope of Jesus can take place.

Consider a gift today to support the GAiN Disaster Relief initiative and meet people at their point of need with crucial supplies when emergencies hit.

Thank you for expressing the kindness of Jesus through humanitarian aid — many people will be helped because of your generosity.

Over the course of 25 years of operation, GAiN has leveraged strategic global partnerships and the service of dedicated volunteers to relieve suffering through humanitarian aid in disaster situations such as earthquakes in Nepal and Haiti and Hurricanes Florence, Michael, Katrina, and Matthew. GAiN serves people around the world as part of Cru’s diverse, 190-country network.

Note: This page was originally published August 30 and was revised and updated September 30.