ALCS Raises $1,600 in 3 Days for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Catastrophe comes in many forms. It can be something that affects thousands and thousands of people, and it can be something that affects one family and one person at a time. Occasionally, we can see catastrophe coming, almost in slow motion as with Hurricane Harvey, which struck southeast Texas with record-breaking flooding two weeks ago, and Hurricane Irma – the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, but can do little to change the outcome other than pray and flee. Then we try to pick up the pieces and help others pick up the pieces once disaster hits, as best we can.
This past week, our students tried to help others pick up the pieces. Inspired by our first graders, ALCS collected a special disaster relief love offering for families and Christian schools ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas (read more here about how our first graders sparked the idea out of their own compassion). Our children and entire school family gave over $1,600 this week during chapels and in the two days following, every penny of which will go to help families in desperate need in the immediate Houston area through one of our sister schools, Westbury Christian. Our prayer is that God will use and stretch and multiply our gift to provide healing and hope to so many families facing their own personal catastrophes, in the midst of the enormous catastrophe.