Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

THM – Response to those affected by Indiana Tornado

Terre Haute Ministries is actively responding to assist those in need after last Friday’s F4 tornado swept across the southern portion of Indiana.  94 Tornadoes created a large area of destruction and took 39 lives on Friday, a huge outbreak across several states.  In Southern Indiana, 13 lives were lost and hundreds of homes were completely destroyed and hundreds of others were damages severely.

Terre Haute Ministries is gathering donated items and financial contributions to help in the areas of Henryville and Maryville Indiana.  We are also coordinating a large volunteer effort to help support their clean up and recovery effort.  At THM and in Terre Haute, we know what it is to be affected by a natural disaster.  THM is a nearly 4 year old ministry that exists out of a response to the flooding disaster our community faced in 2008.  THM is the Body of Christ’s initial and ongoing response to mobilizing the Body of Christ to serve those in need.  Sometimes the need is due to a natural disaster that an entire community faces, sometimes it is a tragedy or need that a family or individual faces.  Regardless of why there is an emergency, THM desires to mobile the Body to meet the need.

You can drop items off at any of our THM Churches, The Furniture Gallery or contact kirsten@terrehauteministries.org for more information

Items Needed:  Best practice is to place items in a large plastic storage bin.  This assists in delivery of items and also becomes very useful for families as they store either donated items or salvaged items from their damaged home.

  • Ready to eat food items (peanut butter, crackers, individual applesauce, fruit cups, etc)
  • Snack items (granola bars, snack cakes, trail mix, nuts, etc)
  • Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothbrush/paste, baby wipes)
  • Paper goods (kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Individual powder packets to flavor water (lemonade, gatorade, etc)
  • Washcloths and hand towels

If you would like to volunteer to help in recovery and response in Southern Indiana, please send your contact information and dates of availability to kirsten@terrehauteministries.org

 

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