When it comes to preparedness, the Disaster Response Ministry of Mission to North America (MNA) is about to take a giant leap forward in its ability to offer relief following natural and man-made crises.

Renovations are underway to transform a former furniture showroom in Rome, Georgia, into a warehouse that will provide storage and serve as a training facility for the relief ministry. The Charles H. Jones Family Disaster Response Center, named after the foundation that raised seed money for the project will open this fall. According to Sherry Lanier, Disaster Response Facilitator, the warehouse will expedite MNA’s ability to serve communities in need.

The 15,000 square foot facility will not only provide storage for emergency supplies, it will also contain 2 classrooms for training, a kitchen and showers for volunteers, and space to assemble flood, cleaning, school supply, hygiene and construction kits for the  Sheds of Hope program. Once renovated, the warehouse will be ready to receive supplies ranging from generators, tools, tarps, roofing materials, and construction equipment.

MNA is currently seeking a full-time warehouse manager and volunteers to staff the facility after renovations are complete. Lanier said that Disaster Response will host an open house this fall, “after the storm season has passed.”

4 Responses to MNA Disaster Response to Open Warehouse

  1. Andy White says:

    Arklie and Sherry:
    Congratulations! What a wonderful realization of a dream for Disaster Relief ministries!
    I join you in the celebration!
    Be assured of my prayers for the good stewardship of this great facility,
    ANDY

  2. John Kitchens says:

    Arklie,

    The Charles H. Jones Family Foundation is thrilled to be a part of this ministry effort! Our prayer is that many will be served for years to come through this facility. Thank you for your leadership and all your efforts in being a very present help in time of need to so many.

    John Kitchens
    Charles H. Jones Family Foundation

  3. Diane Lanier says:

    Dear Sherty and Arklie
    What a blessing!
    So glad your hard work has paid off.
    God Bless
    Diane

  4. Tim Murr says:

    10 years ago, almost to this day, Hurricane Katrina wiped out our church, First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport and almost wiped out our community. 1/3 of our membership either lost their home or their places of business. Without MNA Disaster Relief, as well as the relief efforts of other churches, Gulfport rebuilt. However, without the generosity of the PCA worldwide
    our church facility would not have been rebuilt and our members scattered.
    Disaster relief is the single greatest opportunity to share the gospel and reach others for Jesus
    Christ, no one shuts the door (if they have one after a disaster) when you come to help them
    clean up the utter destruction from a tornado, flood, fire or hurricane.
    Praise God for this…