DISASTER RESPONSE – SUN PRAIRIE
On Tuesday evening, July 10 there was a natural gas explosion in our neighboring town of Sun Prairie.
The explosion, took the life of firefighter Cory Barr and injured many others. Numerous families have been displaced from their homes and businesses. Three buildings were destroyed and others damaged in the blast.
Blackhawk Church’s response is to pray and to connect you directly to a relief organization that is tangibly responding so that you can give to emergency relief efforts as you feel led. This is the most direct way of getting the funds to where they are most needed. See link below.
- for the Barr family who lost Cory Barr: husband, father of two, firefighter, business owner
- for injured firefighters, police and neighbors
- for displaced families
- for business owners
- for shelter and support
- for Sun Prairie churches to bring spiritual hope and practical help
- for Sun Prairie as a community to come together
Volunteers are NOT currently being requested and are being asked to NOT show up spontaneously to help. If you would like to be contacted if a volunteer opportunity arises, you can leave your name on a volunteer waiting list at Sunshine Place (608-825-3875).
We have many ongoing opportunities to serve in each passion area. Review current opportunities and sign up.
IMPACT SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
IMPACT PASSION AREAS
Racial & Education Equity
Tutor and mentor children; build relationships with children and their families; provide meals for families of adult students taking classes; provide administration help for organizations whose mission is to interrupt the cycle of racism.
Homelessness & Hunger & Crisis Response
Help at a food pantry by serving individuals, stocking shelves, organizing a clothing closet; get your hands dirty in Blackhawk’s food pantry garden; cook or serve a meal for those without a home who are seeking sustenance; help build houses for families looking for affordable housing options.
Incarceration & Post Prison
Mentor incarcerated men or come alongside children impacted by parental incarceration; help clean, paint or set up apartments for formerly incarcerated men.
Babysit for survivors of local trafficking so they can attend counseling sessions; help at a food pantry or clothing closet that provides food for survivors.
Immigration & Refugee
Help support special cultural events; help people find or train for employment.