Dear CrossHope Chapel,
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for your financial gift to Eastgate’s Hurricane Michael Relief fund. We still have a long way to go in rebuilding our community, but you have lightened the load by your generosity.
With so much destruction and uncertainty surrounding the people of Panama City there is not a lot to be cheerful about. Yet you put a smile on Jerry and Shirley’s face because through your benevolence they now have the funds to pay for medications and groceries while they begin to rebuild their work and home. Seven students in one of the local high schools had families who were displaced and unemployed after the storm. The students were faced with dropping from the basketball team because they didn’t have the money for the required gear fees. Because of your kind donation, the fees were paid, and they were able to retain that normalcy and follow their dreams. It was tangible evidence that God has not forgotten them. Cheri’s eyes were brimming with tears as she confessed that she didn’t know how she would feed her kids for the week. The grocery gift card you provided for her prompted her to sigh with relief through those tears.
Your donation provided for food and emergency supplies immediately following the storm. As things gradually stabilize, relief monies are being distributed as Bridge Funds which enable properly vetted people to survive or remain secure while waiting for FEMA or other assistance to process.
The magnitude of destruction and loss in the Panhandle of Florida is hard to describe. We have a colossal task before us in rebuilding our towns and communities. Eastgate has had one consistent message we’ve expressed to the people effected by Hurricane Michael: God has not forgotten us and by His grace we will rebuild. Your kind donation has become the embodiment of that hope to many people.
On behalf of the people of our community, thank you again for your generosity and support. By helping us to bear this burden, God has used you to inspire His hope in our hearts.
May Jesus bless you,
Pastor, Eastgate Christian Fellowship
7145 W. HWY 98
Panama City Beach, Fla 32408