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Disaster response teams receive 1,000 devotional books


SUN CITY CENTER, Fla.--The Strength for Service team sent 1,000 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to Early Response Teams who will provide emergency repairs and assistance to survivors of Hurricane Irma.

A Feb. 24 meeting trained team members to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual assistance to Florida survivors of the devastating storm.

Some 65,000 structures were damaged in West Central and Southwest Florida and 93 people died in storm-related deaths.

Five disaster team leaders each took three cases of 52 books to share with other responders in their respective communities.

The Steward Family Foundation and Kingdom Capital provided the books. SFS supporters paid shipping costs.

“These books were very well received and will make a difference in the lives of those who are first on the scene when disaster strikes,” said Deborah Coble, director of communications for the West Virginia Annual Conference who helped coordinate book deliveries.



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