Saturday it was all hands on deck at the Lewisburg Church of Christ. Dozens of volunteers gathered to distribute hundreds of goods to those effected by the severe floods.
We’re here to help and to serve. That was was the theme for church goers who turned their place of worship into a drive-thru for help.
“I believe that we’re gods hands and we’re here put in a place that we have the ability to directly impact people,” Corey Stacey said. Stacey is the church’s pastor. He said the ultimate goal is to simply to make a dent in relief efforts for those in need.”We’re here to help each other I mean we can’t do it on our own, we certainly cannot take care of all that’s happened we can’t take care of the families by ourselves, we have to be able to pitch in together.
One by one volunteers loaded up people’s cars with essentials such as personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, clothing and goods for infants.
In addition to those items families also received what’s called a family food box which consisted of dry food, and eating utensils.
Residents who received the help expressed their thanks for the church’s help
“Words can’t explain how the church is going beyond to help the community,” Jason Judy said.
Jason Robinson was another resident who appreciated the help. He said the storm and floods left him with nothing. “A lot of my family has lost everything their entire homes so its been rough.”
Most of the supplies donated were made possible through the Church of Christ Disaster relief. The organization ended up supplying more than 300 boxes enough to fill up a 52-foot tractor trailer.