Date: April 28, 2011
Regarding Alabama Relief
Bottled water (2 gallons)
Dry, non-perishable goods
Peanut butter crackers
Other Misc. Baby Items
Paper Goods (towels, cups, napkins)
Plastic Forks, Spoons & Knives
Size D Batteries
Items may be sent to:
“Old” South Central Conference Office
713 Youngs Lane
Nashville, TN 37207
Thank you in advance and may God bless you.
Lillie Buckingham, South Central Conference Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Coordinator, may have pinpointed a warehouse building in Mercedes Bend, between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Tornado that hit Alabama hit 18 counties with a total of 194 deaths (confirmed).
Wayne Blanding and team have been out accessing situation in the Hunsville area. Oakwood University is without power, difficult time getting gas, knocked out the main power plant. Oakwood Universtiy has postponed graduation until Memorial Day Weekend, dismissing students for the Year.
Lavida Whitson, Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Director, is working with some of the smaller towns that have been hit. She will do mobile distribution with volunteers from Bonnerdale, Hot Springs, and Little Rock Shiloh Churches.
There were 9 confirmed deaths in Apison, TN. Ringgold, Georgia has 9 and still looking for victims. Hit communities all around the area - tremendous amount of people affected. Elementary school - Pathfinders from McDonald Road church are feeding the volunteers. Southern Adventist University offered the dorms for temporary housing. Comfort kits, work gloves, and other supplies can be loaded in a step van for mobile distrbution.
Several counties, 35 - 40, were affected by storms. Most devastating in Smithville with 13 deaths, sereral injuries.
Severe damage in a trailer park in Raleigh which killed three children in who were hiding in a closet. The Adventist Community Services Disaster Response team is seeking a larger building to handle collections. There are quite a few people doing local collections, and offeredto help organize if needed. There were 18 counties in eastern North Carolina affected.
The Adventist Community Services Diaster Response Directors and Coordinators will have another teleconference call on Sunday, May 1 for more updates.
Cash for needes supplies: infant and adult diapers, infant formula, dust masks, glvoes, cleaning supplies, personal care items, and samll appliances.
To Donate: click here or send a check payable to Adventist Community Service to:
North American Division Adventist Community Services
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
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