As Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, the WCRC Reformed Partnership Fund is dispatching emergency relief money to the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba to assist in their recovery after Hurricane Irma.
The church has reported extensive damage to its Presbyteries in Havana and Matanzas, including the following:
In the city of Matanzas, where our Evangelical Seminary of Theology is located, Irma’s effect was felt very strongly (tough winds and heavy rains) between September 9th and 10th. In our campus, although we did not lament human losses or serious structural damages in the buildings, it caused considerable destruction, primarily in the green areas. 80% of the trees and plants were demolished, including the vegetable garden which serves hospitals and part of the city’s population. Also the plumbing and water system, some ceilings, part of the lighting and electrical system, as well as the paint of some buildings, were damaged.
The seminary is asking for additional financial assistance: If your church/organization is able to send some help, from the United States, please send a check to:
Account: Matanzas Evangelical Theological Seminary, #E862510.
Presbyterian Church, USA
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
And from other countries use this information to transfer funds:
Bank account: 03 000 000 000 0 6739
Banco Financiero Internacional S.A.
Address: Línea No 1, Vedado. Havana, Cuba.
Name of the account: Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas
Please keep those in Cuba, as well as other Caribbean islands and the United States mainland, in your prayers as they recover from the series of hurricanes while preparing for the next.