Lenten Offering to provide housing for Waverly flood victims

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Your Lenten Offering will build a house.

Belmonters will have the opportunity to to fund and build a house for a family who has lost their home in the catastrophic Waverly flood, through monetary donations to the Lenten Offering as well as their hands-on assistance.

The Lenten Offering will provide the construction of a house in the flood-stricken area of Waverly, organized by the Appalachian Service Project (ASP), a disaster relief and long-term recovery project with which Belmont has a long service history.

ASP has committed to build 25 new homes over the next year for low-income families who lack the resources to rebuild. For $15,000, a church can complete the funding that’s needed for building a single home. With that money collected through the Lenten Offering and a volunteer team from Belmont, we can build a new home for a Waverly family. Our team of volunteers will frame the house, complete the trim, and paint. And along with building the house, we will build relationships with the family and neighbors.

New construction in the flood-stricken area has been slow to begin. As of this past December, four months after the flood, entire neighborhoods of badly damaged homes remained levelled. “It just rips you. It rips you apart,” said Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Belmonters have the opportunity through this initiative to turn this situation around and in the process, help lead the way for other churches to join in the rebuilding.

Checks for the Lenten offering can be made out to Belmont UMC and mailed to the church with “Lent” in the memo line. Click here to give online.