Want to Help the Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Here's a Way!
We’ve all been glued to our televisions the past weeks and have watched in awe as we saw the destruction of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. We have seen the impact on people’s lives - the flooding, the homes destroyed and lives permanently changed by the ferocious winds and water. We’ve seen the survivors crowded into shelters, emergency buildings and stadiums. We wonder what we might be able to do to help.
The Walworth Council of Churches will be gathering Hygiene Kits and Emergency Cleanup Buckets to be sent to victims of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The Hygiene kits contain basic necessities to allow for personal needs: washing a face, combing hair, brushing one’s teeth. The Emergency Buckets will help those who can get back into their homes to clean the remains of the flooding from the walls and floors. They are each one step to help people get their lives back in some kind of order.
We are inviting members of the community to join us in helping those impacted by the hurricanes. You may donate either completed kits/buckets or any parts needed for them. Second Baptist Church (3689 Main Street, Walworth) will be open Wednesday, September 20th and 27th and Fridays September 22 and 29th from 9:00 AM to Noon to receive any donations from the public. We will also accept monetary donations at that same time. Monetary donations will be sent through United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), 100% of which goes directly to help the victims and their recovery. There are NO administrative costs deducted from donations. All donations must be delivered to the church by Friday, September 29th. Thank you and God’s blessings for your help.
So, gather your family, friends and neighbors and decide where you wish to help. If you have any questions, please call Donna Klaeysen, 315.986.1227. Again, bless you for your help and for your continued prayers for those whose lives have been changed the hurricanes.
Walworth Council of Churches
Second Baptist Church of Walworth
Walworth United Methodist Church
Lincoln Baptist Church