Superintendent Howard Burgoyne announced the matching grant Monday in an email to church leaders.
“In these earliest days and weeks, the primary need is for financial resources,” Burgoyne said of those victimized by recent storms along the east coast. “This makes help readily available, and stimulates the economy in the affected zone as supplies are secured locally.”
Funds will be distributed to Evangelical Covenant churches and their ministry partners, Burgoyne said. Members of several Covenant congregations in the area have been helping to distribute food, gas, and other items.
Their work will continue past the immediate relief efforts. “The recovery will be measured in months and years not in days and weeks,” Burgoyne noted.