Bethel-St. Andrew’s to host disaster planning meeting

FITZROY HARBOUR – The Christian churches of West Carleton will be hosting a meeting this Thursday (Nov. 28) hoping to hear from those affected by the numerous disasters that have befallen the area over the last three years.

The Ecumenical Consultation on Emergency Needs takes place on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church at 185 Jack Lougheed Way. 

This meeting is organized by the Ecumenical Disaster Planning committee of Fitzroy Harbour which is comprised of Walter Veenstra, Rob Roesler, Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson, Tom Jones, Father John Stopa, Hugh O’Donnell, and Father John Orban.

“The purpose of this meeting is to hear from those affected by the recent floods and tornado in order to better understand emergency needs and how we as faith communities can be better prepared in the future,” Veenstra released in a statement. “This event is open to all with a special invitation extended to those who were directly affected by these recent disasters. The committee hopes to hear about physical, mental and spiritual needs that are front and centre during an emergency. Please pass the word on to your neighbours.”