Missouri Floods Update

May 8, 2017
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The ACS DR Team continues its efforts to assist individuals experiencing crisis in the aftermath of the devastating flooding that occurred last week in Missouri. W. Derrick Lea (NAD ACS), along with Nancy and Bob (IA-MO ACS), prepared flood buckets and storage totes to be delivered in some of the affected areas in Neosho. In addition, Nancy and Bob drove a delivery truck that carried much-needed items to a distribution site in another area that was 6 hours away from Neosho.

ACS DR and ‘Gleaning of the World’ Teams also delivered water, flood buckets, and blankets to Sunnyvale on Friday morning. In addition to the Gleaners, we have partnered with Convoy of Hope and Penske Truck, which has loaned us the use of three large trucks for delivering goods, along with a trailer for temporary storage.

The State of Arkansas has been heavily impacted by the floods as well. The waters from Missouri are flowing into Arkansas and causing substantial flooding. Our Arkansas/Kansas Conference ACS DR Coordinator, Lavida Whitson, is in the process of setting up a Warehouse and Distribution Center for the communities in the affected areas of Arkansas.