Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Providing a link in the community between local churches and persons needing assistance with utilities, food, or other emergencies.
District Five Family Ministries (D5FM) is a faith-based ministry, which began 35 years ago as a collaboration between teachers and local churhc members who had recognized families in acute need, particularly around the holidays. In its first year, the Christmas Project provided clothes and toys to 10 families. In 2009, D5FM sponsored 1,200 children. In recent years, we have partnered with Middle Tyger Community Center, which houses our operations and provides and umbrella underwhich our ministries thrive. Though our list of services has expanded tremendously, our basic mission remains the same: to bridge the gap between individuals and churches who want to help and those who need assistance, in order to contribute to emergency relief and family sufficiency.