August 2016 brought severe flooding to Louisiana and Mississippi. 13 people died. 40,000 homes were damaged. Millions of dollars were lost due to agricultural damages. Then in late August, a tornado flattened the Starbucks in Kokomo and caused significant damage to the Indiana town. Charity Church is working to provide disaster relief to these locations. Read on to learn how you can help.
Where can I donate?
If you would like to donate items, you may drop them off at one of the following locations:
- Charity Church, 2700 Tibbs Avenue, Indianapolis
- The iShop Repair, 8401 E US 36, Avon
- Shafer’s Collision Repair Center, 10690 E US 36, Avon
- Indy Ink and Toner, 7900 E US 36, Suite E, Avon
- Hendricks County Flyer, 8109 Kingston St. Suite 500, Avon
What items should I donate?
- Bed linens
- 1/2″ sheet rock
- Bottled water
- Canned goods
- Non-perishable food items
- Baby food
- Pet food
- Paper goods (plates, napkins, etc.)
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Cleaning supplies
- Hygiene products (deodorant, toothpaste, contact solution, etc.)
- First aid supplies
- Drywall screws
You can also donate here to help buy supplies. The average cost for a well stocked pallet is $500. Charity Church is connecting with stores to secure bulk discounts for items needed by those affected by the severe weather.
The first truck left for Louisiana on Wednesday, August 31st. Donations are still being accepted as more trucks will follow.
You can volunteer to help with sorting, packing, and loading donated items by contacting Todd Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information about Charity’s disaster relief efforts here.