Friends, We at CitiIMPACTare so thankful for your prayers, financial gifts, teams who served in disaster zones, faithful sponsors to our kids in Liberia, ambassadors who go the extra mile, church partners, collaboration partners, and especially those who allow us to walk beside them in their times of greatest need following a disaster. This year brought us our own personal time of trauma, following the heart attack of Executive Director, JD Smith. We were humbled by the many who walked beside us and pitched in in countless ways.
We, like many of you, are happy to say “Goodbye” to 2016 and it’s unprecidented disasters that disrupted thousa
nds of lives and tragically ended that of many. CitiIMPACT responded to the deadly flooding in WV and LA., Hurricane Matthew in the Carolina’s and Haiti, and the wildfires of TN. Now that the news and cameras are gone we still are serving folks in these communities, many are in desperate need of help and hope.
For instance, the tiny town of Nichols, SC was nearly wiped off the map. Worse yet, they have received little help from the state or other agencies. Election news and politics took priority. This is an extremely impoverished area prior to Mathew’s flooding. CitiIMPACT teams have helped gut homes like Ms. Emily’s, a widow whose home of 40 plus years was under water. Please join us in embracing this town as well as other communities like Fayetteville, NC and White Sulpher Springs, WV. Teamsare needed throughout the next year. Your year end tax deductible donation will assist is bringing back some stability to theses hurting folks. CitiIMPACT is prepared to build 6 new homes in the Carolinas with our Building HOPE initiative in partnership with local churches.