illuminate Church has donated $10,000 to help those in need of Emergency Hurricane Relief!

The devastation that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, and now the Carolinas is absolutely heartbreaking. In situations like these, we often feel helpless and unsure of how we can help. Samaritan's Purse has been tirelessly working to help bring emergency relief to the areas affected by Dorian. Let us help by giving to this Christ-centered organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of those hurting.

Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground in the Bahamas right now and is also sending teams to the storm-affected areas of the Carolinas. Emergency shelter materials, household water filters, and two community filtration units that turn saltwater into drinking water have been sent, and more aid is heading their way because of the generosity of people like you, like us.

Will you join us in helping all those affected by Hurricane Dorian?







Care Kit Contents

  • Bible

  • Towel (if family kit, purchase 4)

  • Washcloth (if family kit, purchase 4)

  • Soap

  • Tissue

  •  Toothbrush (If family kit, purchase 4)

  •  Toothpaste

  •  Deodorant (If family kit, purchase 4)

  •  Feminine Products (family or female version only)

  •  Shampoo

  •  Comb (if family kit, purchase 4)

  •  Blanket (if family kit, purchase 4)

  •  Pillow (as many as you can fit in if it is a family kit)

  •  Wipes

  •  *Baby Bottles/Formula (with baby version only)

  •  *Diapers (with baby version only)

  •  *Baby Food (with baby version only)

  •  **A note of encouragement for the family or individual (children write wonderful notes!)

How to put a Care Kit together:

  1. Determine if you want to build a Family Care Kit, Family Care Kit with Baby, Individual Male Care Kit and/or Individual Female Care Kit. Go shopping!

  2. Purchase a sturdy plastic container with a lid so we can easily stack them when we ship them

  3. Fill the container with listed “Care Kit Contents” items

  4. Place a 12” strip of grey duct tape on the top of your container to label (duct tape is preferred). Write with a Sharpie, "Family Care Kit" or "Family with Baby Care Kit", "Individual Male Care Kit", or "Individual Female Care Kit"

  5. Drop your Care Kit(s) off at illuminate church, or the church offices at 1134 Celebration Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747 by Sunday, September 22.

Click here to view a Care Kit being assembled



Melanie Hall | Director of Serve, Missions, & Outreach