Caring for our Neighbors in Western Kentucky
We have had a great deal of interest in helping those affected by the tornados that hit Western Kentucky this past weekend. We are so grateful to be part of such generous, caring community! This blog post is a compilation of the information that we've received from various sources.
First and foremost - folks from Western Kentucky and First Responders/Aid Workers on the ground are asking that we:
Stay home... EXCEPT when you are volunteering with a specific, organized group. For more info about current volunteer opportunities, contact Michael Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray for all whose lives have been affected irrevocably by this disaster; and pray for those who are working around the clock to respond to immediate needs, restore power, and care for survivors.
Give - There are lots of ways and opportunities to give. See below.
If you are able to give financial gifts, please consider donating to one of the following funds.
Week of Compassion: visit https://www.weekofcompassion.org/donate.html; text WoC to 41444; or mail a check to:
Week of Compassion
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Designate gifts for "U.S. Storms and Fires," and 100% of your donation will go to local responses. Click here for more info on Week of Compassion.
Team KY Fund: visit https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief which is being used specifically for those affected by the tornados.
First Christian Church Wholeness Grant Fund: visit fcclouisville.org/give to donate to our own Wholeness Grant Fund. We are currently looking into the best ways to give via this fund.
Finally, if you are able, consider donating blood. Blood stores are already at historical lows due to COVID and now there will be an urgent need right here in Kentucky.
The recovery from this tragic event will take a long time and there will be many, many opportunities to help in the weeks and months to come. If you’d like to be on a list of potential volunteers for future projects, contact Pastor Jerry.