Christ in Action: UPDATE: After much deliberation and discussion CIA has decided to cancel the trip from this area scheduled to go to Oklahoma. There has been such an increidble response from the community and around the country to accomplish immediate needs. Also, “Homes were completely demolished so we are not going in and helping the homeowner clear things out of their home and prepare for remodeling. In this case, they simply saved what they could in memories and the rest is being completely bulldozed and taken away. People are staying with relatives and friends and are not really in the area at this time.”
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Feed the Children: Feed The Children has already responded with basic essentials for the families in Shawnee, OK and provided several pallets of water and frozen lasagna to The Salvation Army and The Red Cross – who are already providing services to those in need.
Cash donations to help with Feed The Children’s disaster relief efforts and help defray the transportation costs of food and essentials needed for the families of those affected can be made by phone, call: 800-627-4556 or online at www.feedthechildren.org
Samaritans Purse: Information for how to volunteer with Samaritans Purse are available at samaritanspurse.org Chainsaw skills are helpful but not required. Volunteers will be working primarily on debris clean up, chainsaw work and roof tarping.
The Salvation Army: Responding with teams to areas affected. Providing meals and food items, emotional and spiritual care, working with local officials and more. Inviting everyone to pray and give financially. Supporters are encouraged to give online or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
Love From Lancaster County: Partnering with Touch of Color Flooring in Harrisburg to collect relief items for those in need . For information Email Joell or go to Facebook – Love From Lancaster County
Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity: Collecting financial donations. Donations of cash, check, credit card, or securities are accepted and all donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to “Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity” and mailed to LAHFH, 443 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 or delivered in person to Habitat ReStore during business hours. Gifts can also be made online. Will assist with cleanup, repairs and new construction efforts as need and available resources become clearer. 717-392-8836 LancasterHabitat.org
Southern Regional Police Officer’s Association (Conestoga): Collecting items through 6/18 to deliver to Oklahoma City.
- Bottled Water
- Sports drinks
- Energy/granola bars
- Hand sanitizer
- Diapers, Baby Wipes, Formula
- Non-perishables: canned fruit/vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, pudding, tea, powdered drink mix
- Cleaning supplies, Work gloves
- Toiletries (i.e.- toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant,)
- Sun block, Insect repellant
- Monetary donations will also be accepted. They can be in the form of Pre-paid Visa cards, or checks made payable to SRPOA, note “tornado relief” in the memo line. They can be mailed to SRPOA at P.O. Box 254 Conestoga Pa 17516 ** Attn: Cpl. Michener.
- Volunteers are also needed
Items can be dropped off at the Southern Regional Police Department between the hours of 8AM and 1 PM, Monday thru Friday. Weekend or after hour deliveries may be arranged by calling 717-461-2323 Information available at southernregionalpolice.com