A California based Church, Bethel Church has promised to give a 1000USD relief grant top every household who lost their homes in the Carr fire.
This was made known in a statement released by the church.
“We are incredibly blessed as a church by people all around the world praying for us, donating and supporting our community here in Redding. The generosity of gifts coming towards us is both humbling and much needed. Christians around the world are coming together and supporting a cause that is bigger than any one individual alone can carry,” the church said in a statement.
“When we first made the decision to give a financial gift for the people in our city who had lost their home, the numbers being reported were 150-200 homes. Within just three days, that number had climbed to over 1000 homes, and the amount we had expected to raise and give went from $200,000 to over $1,000,000 dollars.”
Residents of homes burnt more than 50% and reported by the Housing Authority qualify for the 1000USD grant.
“$1,000,000 is a God-sized step of faith,” the church said. “We are believing Him for it, and are now in the process of reaching out to our friends around the globe to be the hands of Christ to our city at this moment. We are determined to honor this commitment, whether the generosity comes from gifts from the global community or from our own church finances.”
“We cannot begin to describe the feeling of helping someone who lost their home find something that they thought was gone forever. This is part of what it means to live like Jesus– to link hands together as we move forward,” the church said on its Facebook page.
The Carr fire which has burned over 173,000 acres of land is rated as the sixth most destructive fire in the history of California