Derecho Updates

Derecho Updates

On Monday, August 10th, Cedar Rapids was devastated by sustained 1oomph+ winds. The Cedar Rapids First building was among many of those in our community left uninhabitable. The hurricane-force winds severely damaged the roof over the north end of the building causing water damage to the sanctuary, lobby, classrooms, and offices in that part of the building. At CR First, we know that God is faithful. A national disaster recovery team arrived on-site and helped us dry out, For Sure Roofing gave us a new roof, Visioneering Studios and CCI Communication are working to redesign our building and Primus Construction is taking lead on the rebuilding efforts. Currently, our repairs are estimated at $3.5 million dollars, and will probably top $4 million by the time it is put back together. The winds destroyed the roof and water came in and destroyed all the carpet, ceilings, drywall, and electronics in our lobby and sanctuary. Other rooms in the building have areas of damage.

ARE YOU CONDUCTING SERVICES?

    Yes, we are currently holding services online and in person

    SUNDAY – 9 am & 11 am in our Youth/Kids Chapel YOUTH -Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
    • IN PERSON – Enter through Door 3

    HOW ARE YOU CONDUCTING YOUR IN PERSON SERVICES?

    We are following all of the recommendations provided. We are thoroughly cleaning between services, we are displaying all the required signage, we offer masks should they be desired and our seats are spaced 6 feet apart. Masks are encouraged, however, we do trust each individual to make healthy decisions for their families. We do have an overflow room set up for those who would like extra space to worship during this current health crisis.

    HOW CAN YOU HELP?

    We are tightly connected with all of the efforts in the town and are working to make sure people’s homes are rebuilt and we are working to rebuild our church. The best way you can give is through our DISASTER RELIEF FUND

    GIVE TO DISASTER RELIEF

    • If you need assistance cleaning up your property please text “STORM” to 319-220-5070.
    • You can also call 224-406-1366

    COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF RESOURCES