Church lends helping hand to flood victims

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

The donations are piling up to help those devastated by floods that hit Pike County last week.

Pastor Dan Waits with Harmony Christian Church says their efforts to help go along with the church's mission statement, to serve and to love.

"We really wanted to do something to show love and to be the hands and feet of Christ to go down there and help there tangibly, in a physical way," says Waits.

Not only is the church taking donations, it will send a team to help victims Saturday. So far, 70 people have signed up, and that's only since this weekend.

"It moves you to want to do something to help," says Connie Sylvester, who came to the church to donate. "You can't sit back and say I wish I could do something."

Though Sylvester says she won't be joining the team in Pike County, she says she still wanted to do her part, so she brought a check.

The church says you don't have to be a member to help, but donations can be brought to the church by Friday.

Through Friday, the church is collecting the following:

1. Health Kits, which includes a 1 Gallon Ziploc bag filled with
-1 wash cloth
-1 bar of soap
-1 toothbrush
-1 toothpaste
-1 nail file or nail clippers
-1 comb
-1 pair of jersey work gloves
-1 bottle of hand sanitizers
-1 pkg of 6 band aides

2. Bleach
3. Water
4. Garbage bags


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