Several folks have asked me how they might be of help to those affected by the flood here in Powell County. At the moment, the damage is still being assessed, and we’ve been advised to not send large groups of people into the area. But, some other practical ways you can be helping are:
- Monetary Donations. The financial impact of this flood will no doubt be quite burdensome on many. As such, monetary donations can be dropped off at any Whitaker Bank; please make sure that your donations are clearly marked for “flood relief”. The money donated will be distributed through the Powell County Ministerial Association.
- Cleaning Supplies. One of the biggest needs, of course, will be cleaning supplies. To donate cleaning supplies, just drop them off at the Stanton Tourism office on Main St. They will make sure the supplies get to where they’re needed.
- Prayer. As always, we should be praying for those affected by the flood. Let’s pray that the Lord would meet the needs of our neighbors (Matthew 6:11), and that we would reflect Christ’s love in seeking ways to help them (James 2:15-17). Tomorrow evening (3/3/21), we’ll be meeting for Wednesday night Bible Study, and a large portion of that time we will spend in prayer for our neighbors.
- Be a Neighbor. As more ways of helping become available, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, be calling friends, brothers and sisters, family members, and even folks you just kinda know who have been affected by the flood. Let them know that you care about them, that you want to be a help to them if you can, that you’re praying for them, and that they’re not alone in all of this.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.