District Flood Appeal
DISTRICT FLOOD APPEAL
The response to the flood appeal has been wonderful. As a District, we have collected over £6,000. A similar total has been collected by Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District. Donations have been received from retiring collections, benevolent funds and individuals. The generosity shown has been amazing. Thank you, everyone!
The contributions are being divided between Herefordshire Community Foundation and Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy (a project of the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District).
Herefordshire Community Foundation – Storm Dennis Flood Appeal
“Our priority in the aftermath of the floods is immediate straightforward financial support for people affected. This will help with urgent needs like the cost of living in temporary accommodation or for items people need to stay in their homes e.g. dehumidifiers. This will be followed by ongoing support for those with continuing needs.”
Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy
“Since our inception in 2013 we have helped over 100 individuals and families through difficult situations such as animal disease, family problems, mental ill-health and the demands of farming processes. Funded, supported and managed by churches of different denominations including Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal and Anglican, we assist in various ways from a one-off phone call to on-going pastoral care. We collaborate with national agencies who can assist farmers with emergency finance. Working alongside other agencies such as the Farming Community Network, Shropshire Rural Support, The Arthur Rank Centre and The National Farmers' Union, we are ‘church without walls’, committed to serving our rural populations.”