|Many of you have generously asked how you can best support victims of local wildfires, especially those individuals and families that have been displaced. Right now there is a coordinated effort by the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley to accept in-kind donations along with coordinating volunteers to help organize donated items and get them out to evacuees. |
Here’s where we could definitely use support from you and your congregation:
Collecting donated items from your congregation (sleeping bags, bedding, blankets, diapers, hygiene supplies, water, pre-packaged food items, etc)
Directly having church members drop off donated items at 1705 Silverton Rd NE on Friday (9/11) from 8-11 am and 3-6 pm, Saturday (9/12) from 9-5 pm, and/or Sunday (9/13) from 9-5 pm. Additional Donation times will be sent out as soon as we can confirm them.
Volunteers willing to help can arrive at 1705 Silverton Rd NE on Friday (9/11) from 8-Noon to help organize and/or from 12-4 pm for crowd management and help loading & unloading. Volunteers can also help out on Saturday (9/12) from 8-5 pm or on Sunday (9/13) from 8 -5 pm.
Thanks, again, for your heart to see God bringing comfort and healing to those in our community. Thanks also for your continued servant-leadership in our community to usher in God’s peace and hope. Please let us know if you’ve got questions, concerns, or need more information. We’re hoping to have more information out to everyone in the coming day about additional ways to help out.