Florida Churches Open Doors to Puerto Rican Evacuees – Relief goods provided to meet immediate needs
Orlando, FL. - Nov. 12th, 2017 – Urban Strategies has
mobilized faith and community based organizations in Central Florida to respond
to the needs of Puerto Rican evacuees arriving to Florida. Through partnerships with World Vision, Viva
Church and Discovery Church, relief goods have been sent to a central warehouse
in Orlando, FL that partner churches have utilized to pick up relief goods like
mattresses, personal hygiene kits, diapers, etc. to be redistributed at their
Through the generosity of Turin Aviation, Urban Strategies has
also helped to disseminate relief goods in the greater Tampa area. This has allowed for a total of 8 churches to
become distribution sites providing goods and connections to other local health
services and counseling at this time.
Most churches have stepped up to serve as they have been contacted by
many of the hundreds of families arriving daily to Florida from Puerto Rico. They include the following churches listed
Canaán - Defensores de la Fe, 2001 Westfall
Drive, Orlando, FL
Centro Cristiano de Restauración, 1600 N.
Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, FL
Iglesia de Dios M.I., 7215 Forest City Rd.,
Iglesia de Dios Misionera, 5503 Hiawassee
Road, Orlando, FL
Iglesia La Primera, 2031 Simpson Road,
Viva Church, 653 E. Wetherbee Rd., Orlando, FL
Iglesia de Dios M.I., 5800 N. Church Ave.
Las Pisadas Del Maestro, 3400 74th Avenue
North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
“We feel such a satisfaction in our hearts knowing that we are
part of Juntos Podemos. This is what God
called us to do. Disasters do happen all
around the world but this is the time to get together as a community and help
each other. Get together to know our
needs. By getting together “Juntos
Podemos” then you will get to hear the stories and situations from ordinary
people doing extraordinary things.” Pastor Ada Rivera, Iglesia de Dios M.I.