This is a copy of an e-mail I sent out earlier tonight to update folks on some of the needs and the church’s response. Please feel free to pass the link along to those you think may be interested. Thanks!
I know this is not even close to everyone who would like to see this e-mail, so please feel free to forward this along to members of our church family.
Volunteers are beginning to be needed to help with cleaning up following last week’s storms in Bartow County. There is a large clean-up day scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, beginning at 8:30 am. Workers are to meet at Grace Baptist Church, 477 Old Cassville White Road, Cartersville, 30121. Wear long pants, work boots, or comfortable, closed toe shoes, work gloves, safety goggles, and bring any tools you think may be useful to clear large amounts of debris from property. The major requirement is a heart that is willing to serve. Directions from FPC can be found here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=183+w.+main+street,+cartersville,+ga+30120&daddr=477+Old+Cassville+White+Road+Northwest,+Cartersville,+GA&hl=en&geocode=FdRNCQIdoQ_y-ilPsteKEU_1iDFXuowasHb7Yg%3BFU3kCgIdKMTx-ilBPm3oAFH1iDFd53V5CgdgbQ&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=28.611123,85.693359&ie=UTF8&z=12
Please call the hotline and let them know you are coming, so they can estimate the number of volunteers. The hotline number is 770-382-6652.
As of this time, donations of supplies are not needed – the drop off point is overwhelmed and needs time to sort and distribute. We will let you know when supplies will be accepted again. We have places to send the supplies we currently have.
FPC is on the list for volunteers and work teams as they are needed. If you would like to be contacted when we have more information, please call Angie in the church office and ask her to add you to the volunteer list.
The need will not be over this week, or this month. As the saying goes, it is a marathon and not a sprint – our help will be needed for a long time to come. Please continue to keep volunteers, victims, and workers in your prayers in the coming weeks and months.
Thank you for your outpouring of support and generosity. It has truly been overwhelming.