Bethel Church in California says it will give $1,000 to every household whose home was destroyed in the Carr fire
Bethel Church in California says it will give $1,000 to every household whose home was destroyed in the Carr fire, reports the Christian Post.
“We are incredibly blessed as a church by people all around the world praying for us, donating and supporting our community here in Redding. The generosity of gifts coming towards us is both humbling and much needed. Christians around the world are coming together and supporting a cause that is bigger than any one individual alone can carry,” the church said in a statement.
“When we first made the decision to give a financial gift for the people in our city who had lost their home, the numbers being reported were 150-200 homes. Within just three days, that number had climbed to over 1000 homes, and the amount we had expected to raise and give went from $200,000 to over $1,000,000 dollars.”
Redding and Shasta County residents qualify for the gift if the home was their primary residence. The Housing Authority also has to officially report the home as more than 50 percent destroyed. Also, the church will only give one $1,000 gift per household.
“$1,000,000 is a God-sized step of faith,” the church said. “We are believing Him for it, and are now in the process of reaching out to our friends around the globe to be the hands of Christ to our city in this moment. We are determined to honor this commitment, whether the generosity comes from gifts from the global community or from our own church finances.”