Several men from the Calkins Baptist Church drove down to Alabama, to the area where we have been sending truck loads of supplies. Please visit the new pictures page to see photos of what they were able to do while down there. And thank you to Jeff Snow for providing the pictures.
The second truck delivery of donated materials arrived safely in Alabama yesterday afternoon (Monday, May 23rd). The supplies will be distributed in the Ashville and Cullman, AL area.
Four men from the Calkins Baptist Church headed to Alabama Sunday night and two members from the Canaan Bible Chapel will be joining them to work this week in Alabama. They will be working on construction and clean up as well as distribution of this latest truck load of goods. We will be organizing a second team of people going to Alabama shortly, so please check back as more information will be forthcoming. We may also be sending a third truck to Alabama in the future.
Visit the new photo page, showing pictures of the second truck being loaded as well as a couple of pictures of two of the men getting ready to leave for Alabama this past Sunday evening.
The next truck loaded with materials and supplies for Alabama is leaving this Friday, May 20th, from Narrowsburg Lumber, Narrowsburg, N.Y.
At this time, due to limited storage space, we ask that you hold off on any further donations of clothing until further notice. Also, because the needs in Alabama are so varied and changing constantly, cash donations are very much appreciated so that materials and supplies can be purchased once we are on-site and can see firsthand what is needed the most. Please contact Josh Sheard if you have any questions about what to donate or how else you might be able to help.
The first team of men will be leaving Sunday night, May 22nd, to do some construction work next week in Alabama.
As soon as they are available, we will post more pictures so you can see how your efforts are helping the people in Alabama put their lives back together.
Here is a link to a YouTube video showing an aerial view of the tornado damage over the area in Alabama that we are sending supplies to, to give you an idea of the devastation that has occurred: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR83MBQNGqw&feature=player_embedded
A great many thanks again to Diehl Trucking, for driving the tractor trailer loaded with supplies and materials, down to Alabama. The truck arrived safely on Saturday, May 7th, and by Monday, May 9th, all the items were distributed to those in need. Some of the items that went down with this first delivery included: building materials, medical supplies, water, gas cans, clothing and tarps. Please see our Help Alabama page for a new list of items that are currently needed, as we prepare for our next tractor trailer delivery. Also, visit our new Pictures page to see the latest pictures, which were taken this past weekend in the Shoal Creek area of Alabama.
The first tractor trailer loaded with items for the storm victims in Alabama is on its way to Ashville, Alabama, courtesy of Diehl Trucking and Narrowsburg Lumber.
Please visit our Pictures page to see the latest pictures of the truck being loaded and secured for travel. Many thanks to those who helped to make this first trip possible.
A great big THANK YOU to all who have donated their time, materials and money to help us with this first delivery of aid to the storm victims in Alabama! The first tractor trailer will be departing for Alabama on Friday morning, May 6th. You may still drop off donations today (Wednesday, May 4th) and early tomorrow morning (Thursday, May 5th) at Narrowsburg Lumber on Bridge Street, in Narrowsburg, N.Y.
We will then start collecting for a second truck to possibly leave the week of May 16th.
Items to Donate:
- Canned goods and other non-perishable food items / Can Openers
- Clothes (new or cleaned and in very good condition)
- Construction Materials (plywood, tarps, etc.) / Batteries / Flashlights
- Diapers / Other Baby Supplies and Baby food
- Brushes & Combs / Toothbrushes & Toothpaste / Feminine Hygiene Products/ Toilet Paper
- Soap / Shampoo / Safety Razors / Sunscreen / Insect Repellent / Towelettes
- Trash Bags / Paper Products (plates, cups, plastic ware) / First
Aid Kits (personal size)
We will still take bulk items but we do have the capacity to collect smaller amounts of items now. Narrowsburg Lumber will remain the collection point.
We wish to thank all of you who have donated to this worthy cause. We especially would like to thank the following local businesses:
Highlights for Children
Diehl Trucking (they will be taking the items down to Alabama)
Wayne Memorial Hospital
Fox Ledge Water
Please check back as we will keep this post updated as more donations come in.
Welcome to our blog about helping the people of Alabama who were recently devastated by tornadoes. On this site, we will keep you up to date on what is being done to send aid to those who need it, through two churches we have partnered with there. We will be collecting items and shipping them down by tractor trailer. As more information is learned of what is needed most, we will update that information here, as well as on the Help Alabama web page found at the Calkins Baptist Church website . Check back often for updates and also pictures that we will provide as they come in.