CANAN Tasks Christians to Demonstrate Love to Hurricane Victims
…..Commends Launch of Hope For You Fund to give help
CANANUSA.ORG, New York- September 19, 2017 — NEW York. As victims of hurricane devastation count their losses, the Christian Association of Nigerian Americans CANAN, is calling on all Christians and faith leaders worldwide to show the empathy commanded by Jesus Christ to His followers to be one another’s keeper.
The Executive Director of CANAN, Dr. Ade Oyesile while considering the extent of havoc caused by both Hurricane Harvey and Irma lamented that, “it is a colossal lost and indeed a time for Christians from all walks of life to arise and demonstrate their brotherly love, a key tenet of Christianity, by reaching out to the affected individuals and communities.”
Hurricane Harvey battered Houston with records amount of rain and flooding during the last week of August, followed the next week by hurricane Irma, which slammed Florida and other coastal areas with winds at record speed levels.
The Executive director acknowledged efforts by various ministries and denominations already lending hands of support both spiritually and materially to victims of the catastrophe. He particularly commended authorities of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG in North America for instituting a donation fund, Hope For You, aimed at using money raised to provide care to some victims and relief workers.
According to Oyesile, “Hope For You disaster teams from across the United States are currently mobilizing efforts and assistance to provide long-term disaster recovery efforts and assistance to those in need as resources are available.” He further advised anyone who wants to assist in the Relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma to reach out to ‘Hope For You’ via their website hopeforyou.org.
He expressed hope that whatever relief efforts are put together for victims of the hurricane destruction in Texas, Louisiana and parts of Florida should also be extended to those in the hurricane’s part way including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean and flood victims in Benue State, Nigeria.
CANAN is an all denominational Christian organization formed to gather Nigerian Christians in the United States and empower them for socio-economic and spiritual aspirations.
The association has been involved in various campaigns to mitigate sufferings of the Boko Haram victims in Nigeria. As part of its contribution, it launched and disbursed about $50,000 Relief Fund for Boko Haram victims in the northern part of Nigeria.
It also liaised with US government agencies, including White House and the US Congress on issues of critical importance to our community, including Immigration reform and co.
CANAN has been featured on international, American and Nigerian media including CNN, BBC, ABC, AP, Reuters, Christianity Today, Christian Post, WorldMag, The Guardian, Thisday, Leadership, Vanguard, NAN, Nigeriavillagesquare.com, Saharareporters, and several other media outlets.