Should Churches Accept FEMA Assistance?

Here’s an ethical problem for you to hash out.  The Church-and-State crowd can have some fun with this one.

The question is whether a Church should receive FEMA assistance.  But before you jump in with your standard knee-jerk answer, you might want to consider a few relevant facts.

1)  The Church was hit by the “Sandy” storm.

2)  Total sustained damage to all buildings totals $12-15 million.

3)  They have received no money from FEMA

4)  “Several of the damaged structures that FEMA is not funding are part of parishes that served as community centers or meeting places for volunteers in the days after the storm”

5)  “Whether it be an overdue rent bill, a warm coat or a bag full of groceries, Project Paul has been there for Bayshore residents for more than 30 years.”

6)  They raised $1.8 Million after the storm, and used it for Social Services, not for rebuilding.

So, then…

What would YOU do?

The rest of the source article can be found at USA Today:

Wes Walker

About the author, Wes Walker: Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck View all articles by Wes Walker

Like Clash? Like Clash.

Leave a Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.