CAMA Services: A Partnership of Care

Help bring hope to people who have lives to rebuild.

Riverside desires to be a church where caring hands reach beyond the borders of our own community, and share the love of Christ with others we may not even know.  When disaster strikes, we often partner with CAMA services (Compassion and Mercy Associates), the relief arm of our denomination (Christian and Missionary Alliance), to provide funds which will aid people in great need of food, supplies, medical aid, and other humanitarian relief.

When hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit areas like Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico in August and September, they left devastation in their wake.  Record breaking winds and rain caused catastrophic flooding and damage; estimates are expected to run over $150-200 billion for clean up and repair.  CAMA services has stepped up in a variety of ways seeking to provide emergency relief and assistance not only to partner churches but others impacted by this event.   Learn more here and here.  Riverside sent a check for $5000 in the days immediately following the first storm, and your engagement has allowed us to send a second, and now a third check!

 Your generosity has allowed us to send a total gift of $20,000! 

Your gifts, partnered with others, will provide immediate relief, as well as the ability to plan for disaster recovery moving forward. Being able to provide practical help has opened the door for our local churches to share the Gospel message too!

Want to join others who give gifts which allow us to lend a helping hand?  You can donate to Riverside using the link below, or visit CAMA services to give directly to their disaster relief fund.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness!

Areas of Past Focus/Investment:

May 2017: Flood relief for Peru ($10,000)
May 2015: Earthquake relief for Nepal ($15,000)
November 2013:  Typhoon Haiyan relief ($10,000)
May 2013:  Oklahoma tornado relief ($10,000)
Fall 2012:  Hurricane Sandy ($15,000)
2011:  Japan earthquake and tsunami ($20,000)
2010:  Haiti earthquake relief and meals ($40,000)