Florida Church Hit By Hurricane Thanks DC
During September when two separate hurricanes battered the coasts of our nation, Dayton Christian School raised funds for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma by hosting jeans days. The school raised over $1300 specifically for First Baptist Church of Naples and First Baptist Academy, which were hit by the storm.
Our donation was very much appreciated and Pastor Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor, and Kevin Taylor, Pastor of Evangelism and Missions, appear in the following video thanking Dayton Christian School for our support during this time.
The church and school lost 90 trees and sustained a fair amount of roof damage such that they were unable to have worship and programming for a week and the academy was unable to meet for two weeks beyond that. However, our gift helped First Baptist of Naples to become the primary head for disaster relief in their county for Florida Power and Light, FEMA, Samaritan’s Purse and others who were based on their campus during this time.
“Your compassion, sensitivity, and friendship mean a great deal to all of us,” said Dr. Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor. “You truly fulfilled Hebrews 13:16 as you did not ‘neglect to do good, and to share what you have’ with ‘such sacrifices which are pleasing to God.’”
Because you gave, DC, you were a part of the church’s outreach to the community! Their quickly-mobilized teams went to over 700 homes of church members with chain saws and helping hands. But their help did not just extend to their church family. Because the shelters in the area quickly filled up, over 150 people were welcomed into the church to weather the storm. These people saw the love of Christ in action as the church was able to meet the necessities of life for them.
As Pastor Wicker said, “Thank you, Dayton Christian, for giving to the Lord!”
In addition to the help sent to Naples for Hurricane Irma, DCS also raised $2400 for ASCI schools affected by Hurricane Harvey. WDTN News Channel 2 covered the story:
We are proud of you, students of DC, for your generosity. Way to serve, Warriors!