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Date: April 28, 2011

Regarding Alabama Relief

Our Nashville Ministers are responding to the Alabama disaster victims. We are asking for items that you know will be useful for the victims in this time of need—keeping in mind that there is no electricity or cold storage to preserve certain items. Examples of useful items are (but not limited to):

Consumable Items:
Bottled water (2 gallons)
Juice
Powdered milk
Dry, non-perishable goods
Bread
Cheese crackers
Peanut butter crackers
Peanut butter/jelly
Granola bars
Ramen Noodles
Dried Fruit
Utility Items:
Pillows/blankets
Baby wipes
Other Misc. Baby Items
Pampers
Paper Goods (towels, cups, napkins)
Plastic Forks, Spoons & Knives
Flash Lights
Size D Batteries
Feminine Products

Items may be sent to:

“Old” South Central Conference Office

713 Youngs Lane

Nashville, TN 37207 

 

Contact Information:

 

Pastor Fordham

(615) 416-1263

 

Pastor Griffin

(615) 337-5249

 

Pastor Chandler

(206) 353-8000


Thank you in advance and may God bless you.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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).

Huntsville, Alabama

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.

Arkansas Relief

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.

Apison, Tennessee

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.

Mississippi

Several counties, 35 - 40, were affected by storms. Most devastating in Smithville with 13 deaths, sereral injuries.

North Carolina

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.

NEEDS:

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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Additional links on this topic:

Southern Tornado Disaster Response Update- May 4, 2011

You Can Help With Disaster Survivors!

Some Advice on Floods - May 12, 2011