Ministers’ Association raising money for hurricane relief

| 04/10/2017
CNS Local Life

Pastor Alson Ebanks

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Minister’s Association (CMA) has begun a fundraising drive to aid recovery efforts in the Caribbean islands recently devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In addition to seeking donations from the budgets of local participating churches and receiving special offerings during regular church events, the CMA has also opened a dedicated bank account to receive and disburse all donations to this cause.

“We have not forgotten what it was like to suffer the wrath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004,” Pastor Alson Ebanks, vice-chairman of the local minister’s fraternity, said in a CMA press release.

“And we also remember how we received significant help from the US-based Christian organisation, Samaritan’s Purse,” he added, as he outlined that the CMA would be channelling the donations they receive through this international humanitarian aid group.

The CMA spokesman also pointed out that through personal contact the organisation’s leaders were able to determine that as soon as it was practical, Samaritan’s Purse had teams and supplies on the ground in most of the hard-hit islands, including Barbuda, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, Dominica and Puerto Rico. This effort was in addition to having earlier responded to the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas.

Donations for Caribbean hurricane relief can be made through CMA account #022-33897 at Cayman National Bank


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