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Why we didn’t ask for money for Ike

It was almost two weeks ago that I posted a call to action to help clean up the areas that Hurricane Ike had devastated. This past week, we distributed a press release with the headline: “One Nonprofit Doesn’t Want Your Money for Ike.”   Now, why on earth would we do that? As a nonpro…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
It was almost two weeks ago that I posted a call to action to help clean up the areas that Hurricane Ike had devastated. This past week, we distributed a press release with
the headline: “One Nonprofit Doesn’t Want Your Money for Ike.”
 
Now, why on earth would we do that?

As a nonprofit, AIM depends
upon the generosity of people like you. And yet, part of that vision isn’t
simply to throw money at problems, but to expose Christians to situations that
will break their hearts and create a holy unrest in them to see the kingdom of
God come to earth.

So, we want to invite the
Body of Christ to unplug from their lives for a week and spend it being the hands
and feet of Jesus to those who are hurting in Galveston.

In a sense, we’re asking
for much more than your money. We’re asking for you.
 
The
Church made a huge difference after Katrina and it
can make a difference here.
 
Please
contact us and one of our staff people can talk to
you about the opportunities.
For more information go to the Hurricane Ike Relief Blog.
 
What’s are other issues that require more than just writing a check to solve or address? Can you think of anything else where the experience of going and touching the people affected is invaluable? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.

Comment

  • Seth, I grew up in this area and I am SO SO glad that AIM did something to help with IKE. My family and friends are still dealing with the aftermath two months later. I cant wait to help when I get back because I’m sure there will still be more to do in 7 months.
    Jess

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