The United Church of Christ has started a campaign to raise $250,000 to send to partner agencies in the Philippines providing relief after the typhoon. You may read a fuller report on that effort here.
Old First will be collecting your donations and forwarding them on to and through the denomination. Because of the giving our congregation already makes to the national church through “Our Church’s Wider Mission” (OCWM), all of the administrative costs of such a fundraising campaign are already covered. That means 100% of any gifts that you make through Old First will arrive in the Philippines to help people affected by the storm.
If you want to make a gift, please provide a check made out to “Old First” with a notation “Philippine relief” in the memo line. You may place it in the offering plate on a Sunday, or you may send it to the church office.
And may we keep the people of the Philippines in our prayers.