Last September, the new Amity Seventh-day Adventist Church was a buzz of activity as volunteers finished preparing disaster relief items for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
This was a special event because the new church is not even completed yet, and the members are already reaching out to help others.
Julie Douville, the Community Services Leader at the Amity church contacted the other Adventist churches nearby asking them to join the effort, and there was a wonderful response.
Six area churches contributed both personal items as well as cleaning products to help build the kits to be given out. Funds were also collected that were used to purchase needed items.
The churches involved were the Amity, Arkadelphia, Bonnerdale, Mt. Ida, Nashville and the Umpire Seventh-day Adventist churches.
Through all of the combined efforts, the following disaster relief items were transported to the distribution point in Texas:
101 personal comfort kits
29 yellow flood buckets (filled with cleaning supplies)
18 gallons of bleach
5 large bags full of assorted blankets
1 box of food
1 box of toys and other personal items
1 box of miscellaneous linens
6 cases of diapers and wipes
Many brooms and Mops
By Fred Douville