Working with St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chesterland OH, (where Ministry In Mission has its roots), and Harp Ministry in Caldwell OH (HARP). Jackie Rychel, President of Ministry In Mission, organized relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.
Jackie contacted Rev. Terry Cripe, President of the Ohio District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Rev. Cripe suggested contacting Mary Bates from Harp Ministry. Mary had already mobilized delivery trucks to deliver relief supplies to the Houston Texas area and was on her way there herself and coordinating distribution with Disaster Response of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod . Mary suggested donations of cleaning supplies, pet food and diapers.
St. Mark members, were notified by email and immediately started bringing donations to St. Mark. Barb Nicholson, a St. Mark member had pallets of emergency freeze dried food at home that she donated to the effort.
Members of St. Mark loaded “Prayer Force One ,” the church bus with all the supplies and on Wednesday Sept. 5, delivered the supplies to HARP where it will be sent by semi-truck to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and possibly Hurricane Irma as it bears down on the United States. In addition to the supplies, Ministry In Mission made a monetary donation to Harp Missions. Thanks to all who donated there time, money labor and prayers to the relief effort.