Hurricane Relief Updates
Hurricane Irma ripped through the Southeast and right over our area in Central Florida. We have seen a lot of fear and uncertainty, a lot of damage, and a lot of people in need of help. But we have also seen a lot of hope at New Destiny Christian Center!
We are supplying the area and will do so until we are fully rebuilt with much needed food, water and supplies. Many grocery stores have bare shelves. We are working with our officials doing debris removal, renovations, repairs, food distribution, and anything else needed. The Mayor has identified us as “The Disaster Relief Center” for our community!!
Wednesday we fed 412 families, a total of 1583 people, 40,000 lbs of food. We had 111 volunteers assist on the property- and the love of God was here!! We can really make a difference together, it is awesome!!
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There are still many that will be without electricity for some time and will be facing much more as we are rebuilding. We thank all of you for your prayers and your financial support! There is tornado damage to our property but we are most concerned for the people in our community!!
I love our God and our church so much. We have teamed up with another ministry, Impact Church, to help thousands to put their lives back together! We are working with the Mayor, DCF, Second Harvest Food Bank, Duke Energy and more to serve hot meals, give supplies, coordinate, and more for the community!! We can’t do it alone, but we CAN do this together!!
We are so grateful for the safety and protection of those in our community, but the people need help, there is a lot ahead of us! We have mobilized our volunteers and staff who are working with the city for clean up right now- and God is faithful!!
Won’t you give a ministry donation to help us continue to feed and clothe those in need. Every week we feed the hungry and minister the Gospel of Jesus, but after the devastation of Hurricane Irma there is much more to be done… we need your help!
If you have need of food in our area please be at NDCC, 505 East McCormick Road, Apopka, FL 32703! This is our community and all of us have been tremendously impacted!
I love you, and I am grateful for your support. We are in this together!
New Update: Sept 14 2017
New Destiny Christian Center teamed up with The Impact Church of Apopka, along with several other local ministries, Ocoee High School and Second Harvest Food Bank to meet the needs of those still affected by Hurricane Irma.
Over 125 volunteers descended on the campus of New Destiny to assist those who still haven’t had power or water restored. As word spread through the community, hundreds came to receive assistance. Communities where getting to New Destiny was difficult sent representatives to ask for help and so New Destiny went mobile going to hard hit, low income areas to distribute the much needed food and water. When the day was done, 40, 000 pounds of food was distributed to 416 families that puts food into over 1,550 stomachs!
The testimonies of gratitude were heard everywhere and from everyone. One lady had asked three different agencies for help and hadn’t received any for her community. She was overwhelmed with emotion as trucks were loaded up with supplies to take to her community. A young man in a low income apartment complex heard that food and water was being given out, ran out to the team and started crying because he had been without power for three days and his food and water supply was depleted.
New Destiny will be at it again tomorrow to distribute more food and water on our campus while going to other underserved areas as well, including a 1,200 home elderly mobile home community.
New Update: Sept 15 2017
The power of partnership was in full force yesterday as New Destiny Christian Center, The Impact Church of Apopka, Ocoee High School, Edgewater High School, Second Harvest Food Bank and 200 volunteers came together to focus on the forgotten. The 31,000 pounds of food and water distributed yesterday spanned across six different areas in Central Florida.
Today New Destiny and it’s partners touch will extend to the following areas:
Today New Destiny Will continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
New Update: Sept 16 2017
In times of crisis the church has always risen to the occasion in bringing healing and help to a hurting community. New Destiny Christian Center and The Impact Church of Apopka teamed up with Tijuana Flats and Second Harvest Food Bank to bring hope and encouragement to weary communities in need of assistance on Friday.
The first stop for the day began at the Taylor Apartments, a low income complex located in Apopka. Although the residents have had their power restored, New Destiny and partners wanted to bless them with hope. A box truck filled with orange juice, water and a variety of snacks was sent to bless the people. Tijuana Flats contacted New Destiny to see how they could partner with us to feed a community and the Taylor Apartments was a perfect fit. News spread and the residents were honored to have Senator Bill Nelson and Mayor Joe Kilsheimer there to help serve food to the residents.
From there the team went to Lake Jewell in Apopka. The residents in this underserved community have been without electricity for six days and as news swept through the streets, hundreds of residents came to our mobile food truck to receive water, juice, MRE’e (Meals Ready to Eat) and snacks. This forgotten community was overwhelmed with the love and very appreciative for the assistance.
The day was not not as New Destiny partnered with a sister church from Huntington, West Virginia. Christ Temple sent a 20 foot box truck filled with supplies to assist New Destiny in it’s relief efforts. New Destiny took the truck back to the Taylor Apartments where overjoyed residents received fans, diapers, cleaning supplies, food and water.
Although Friday was a lighter ministry day, over 200 hundred families were given assistance where 850 mouths were fed. 50 volunteers logged 200 man hours collectively, distributing over 19,000 pounds of food, water and supplies.
During the past three days New Destiny, The Impact Church and their partners have distributed 90,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to over 4,000 people. The ministry touch of food and supplies has reached from the New Destiny campus in Central Florida to Ocala and to Kississimee to Naples. Over the past three days 375 volunteers logged in 1,650 man hours collectively.
New Update: Sept 18 2017
Early Sunday afternoon a semi trailer loaded with over 18,000 pounds of supplies reached New Destiny Christian Center. The Church on Strayer from Toledo, Ohio sent food, water, cleaning and personal hygiene supplies valued at $80,000.
Today the gym is staged for supplies to go out to the underserved communities of Lake Jewell in Apopka and Plymouth, Florida. Plymouth Florida is an area that has been forgotten and services have not been provided to this low income, out of sight community.
A semi trailer loaded with food from Second Harvest Food Bank will arrive on the New Destiny campus around 9:00 AM this morning. As preparations are being made to hand out food and supplies to those who converge on the New Destiny campus, mobile units will take food and supplies directly to the areas for distribution.
New Update: Sept 19 2017
New Destiny Christian Center was back at it again on Monday taking food, water and supplies to the hurting. Eighty volunteers delivered 49,200 pounds of supplies to those in need. Teaming up with The Impact Church of Apopka, Second Harvest and the I-4 for Florida Project, the mobile food crew were sent out to five different locations to distribute supplies to areas still without power. Supplies that were handed out today included food, water, ice, diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
While hundreds came to the church to receive assistance, Pastor Paula White-Cain and the mobile food team took to the road starting at the Lake Jewel subdivision of Apopka where supplies were given out and residents were prayed over in their homes and on the streets. During this time delegation from the Silver Star Trailer Court, a 55+ community, came to the campus to receive water for it’s residents.
After receiving a frantic please from a resident in the Low income Plymouth community, the mobile food team went to Plymouth to find a massive crowd assembled in a field for help. New Destiny distributed everything that they had and gave the promise to be back later in the day with more supplies. Thanks to the incredible people at Second Harvest, a second semi trailer loaded with supplies was delivered to the New Destiny campus. Goodwill Industries contacted the church about another area in Apopka without electricity and in desperate need, so the mobile food truck went to the Wekiva Manor subdivision where people lined the streets to receive food and water.
After restocking the box truck, New Destiny headed back to Plymouth to fulfill their promise with more food. Over a hundred families were waiting when the mobile food truck arrived. The families were overjoyed with the assistance and incredibly grateful for the help from New Destiny and partners. The day was not over as the mobile food team went to a hidden subdivision off Rock Springs Road that has been without power for eight days. Residents with small families received help and senior citizens as old as 84 years did as well. While all this was happening, the I-4 for Florida Project dropped off a truck load of water, diapers, dog food and supplies where Truth International Church picked up supplies to give out to the Edgewater area.
The power of partnership was at it’s finest Monday as 80 servants volunteered 320 man hours, delivered 49,200 pounds of supplies to 520 families with 1,950 household members.
New Update: Sept 20 2017
On Tuesday New Destiny Christian Center saw lines begin to form at 7:00 AM for people to receive assistance. The line grew to several hundred throughout the day as people waiting in the hot sun to receive food, water and supplies.
While the line grew on the New Destiny campus, the mobile food truck went to serve the beautiful, mostly Hispanic community at Chalet North trailer park. Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, along with the principal and guidance counselors from Lovell Elementary School, joined Pastor Paula White-Cain and the team in passing out supplies to these underserved people. As word spread throughout the park, a large crowd gathered at the mobile food truck. As the team made preparations for supply distribution, Pastor Paula spent time praying with and encouraging the residents. Within one hour of driving on the property a 20 foot box truck loaded with food was emptied and supplies given out to over 100 families in need.
Two other local ministries came to the campus of New Destiny to receive supplies to take back to their communities in need. Truth International Church on Egdewater and One Accord Outreach in Pine Hills partnered with New Destiny in distributing supplies to their communities.
By day’s end 40 volunteers served the community, logging in 160 man hours. A total of 329 families with 1,525 in their households were loved on with supplies. Over the past seven days, New Destiny Christian Center has distributed more than 160,000 pounds of food, water and supplies.
New Update: Sept 21 2017
On Wednesday New Destiny Christian Center distributed another 50,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to families in need throughout Central Florida. Starting early in the morning, the mobile food truck went to a community in Zellwood, Florida hit hard by the hurricane. The truck and crew pulled up to 70 families waiting in line for assistance. The number swelled to over 100 as supplies were distributed to 400 family members. At the same time two representatives from Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina based disaster relief group, joined the team in Zellwood Station to assess the damage done by Hurricane Irma in this retirement mobile home park.
Meanwhile, on the campus of New Destiny a staggering 251 families came through the doors seeking assistance! Those 251 families represented 1,105 people all total. As always, local ministries came and collected food to be distributed in their communities. The day ended with the mobile food truck going to Lovell Elementary School PTA meeting to distribute food. Pastor Paula White-Cain and her husband, Jonathan Cain passed out food and loved on 175 families representing 875 members of their households! When it was all said and done, 40 volunteers logged in 200 man hours that resulted in 526 families being served representing 2,380 people in the household.
Over the past eight days, New Destiny has funneled over 210,000 pounds of emergency relief supplies throughout Central Florida.
New Update: Sept 22 2017
On Thursday, New Destiny Christian Center took on a new relief effort opportunity as they teamed up with Samaritan’s Purse to assist homeowners who needed limb and debris removal. Taking a team of 10 into the retirement community of Zellwood Station, the team worked on yards of the elderly that needed to be cleaned up and limd safely secured. A second unique ministry opportunity came by way of a phone call from I-4 for Florida relief group as they had a request from the Hampton Inn on International Drive who wanted to donate furniture to New Destiny for distribution to Hurricane Irma victims. Two truck loads of furniture was unloaded in the New Destiny gymnasium and has been staged for residents to come and pick up furniture, as needed.
On the food, water and supply distribution side of New Destiny’s relief efforts, 30,000 pounds of supplies were given out today, not counting the 80 rooms of hotel furniture delivered to the gymnasium. On the campus, New Destiny saw 110 families, representing 479 people come through the lines to receive help. The mobile food truck went to the Clarcona Mobile Home Resort park where Pastor Paula White-Cain and Jonathan Cain helped distributed boxes of food and cases of water to residents still trying to get back on their feet. Over 100 families representing 475 people were given food, love and prayers.
New Destiny had the privilege of taking food and water to Wheatley Elementary School, Lovell Elementary School, Prairie Lake Elementary School and Ocoee High School. New Destiny was able to bless the One Accord Outreach, Truth International Church and Crown Church with food, water and supplies to take to their communities. When the day was done, 210 families representing 954 people were served by 45 volunteers who logged in 225 man hours.
Over the past nine days, New Destiny and it’s partnering ministries have distributed 240,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to over 11,000 people in the Central Florida area. There have been 580 volunteers who logged in a staggering 2,535 man hours collectively! New Destiny continues it’s mission to Love God, Love People and Serve our Community.
New Update: Sept 29 2017
Over the past week Paula White Ministries and New Destiny Christian Center has been in full throttle helping the people of Puerto Rico. Pam and NDCC has been involved in the following initiatives:
We have partnered with I-4 for Puerto Rico in getting supplies over to the island. This organization wants all their shipped goods to go into the hands of churches for distribution and have tasked PWM andNew Destiny Christian Center with the responsibility to use our relationships with pastors on the island to get these supplies into their congregations. PWM and New Destiny shipped 250,000 prepackaged meals from Kids Against Hunger through a container bound for the island.
We have partnered with a large army of anonymous volunteers stretching from Orlando to Tampa that is collecting donations and shipping supplies via the military at MacDill AFB. PWM and NDCC have funneled 100,000 pre-packed meals and thousands of pounds of supplies from Impact With Hope to Puerto Rico. Currently these silent soldiers have collected over 3 million pounds of supplies and sadly close to 2.5 million pounds are still in warehouses awaiting shipment.
PWM was able to leverage a relationship and get the relief representative of the Pentecostal Church of God International Movement a seat on a private plane to assist in relief efforts.
PWM and NDCC are collaborating daily with Convoy of Hope and assisting them in making relationships with local churches.
New Update: Oct 05 2017
Over the past two days the PWM and NDCC team spent the days preparing for the shipment of supplies to arrive and checking in on long time ministry partners to make sure they were okay. Pastor Todd encouraged the believers at Fuentes de Agua Viva during their mid-week service with Pastor Otoniel Font. The team spent time with Pastor Wanda Rolon of Tabernacle of Praise and Restoration Church and assessed the damage done to her facilities. Both of these churches received much damage. Pastor Font’s church has been declared a total loss. Pray for these ministries and the over 7,000 churches that are in similar shape. As we have gone throughout the island and ministered to pastors and churches we declare to you that the building may be destroyed, but the body of Christ is standing strong!
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New Update: Oct 12 2017
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The Faith-Based Task Force was in action again today. The Assembly of God Churches and their humanitarian extension, Convoy of Hope, have become the hub of this task force. It doesn’t matter who you are or what organization you represent, this amazing Task Force is helping everyone they can. To say these Christ followers are making a huge impact would be an understatement! Our community of believers will have distributed over 1,000,000 meals by weeks end!
It was an honor to serve The Wounded Warrior Project as they check in on our physically and emotionally wounded veterans on the island, giving food and water to our vets.
We received a state-side emergency call asking to give water and baby supplies to a Florida based group called Boondocks K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR). Nobody would want their job as they go into the interior and look for bodies and to rescue those in need. God bless them in their ongoing efforts to find the forgotten.
Water is LIQUID GOLD on the island, especially in the center of the island.
It has been three weeks since Maria hit the island. The pics don’t do it justice, but it still looks like the storm just happened.
Pray that we can get the 4 million+ pounds of supplies in warehouses in FL to our fellow Americans in PR! I
New Update: Oct 17 2017