After a thorough assessment, we want to report that we had no loss of life of church members, but they have lost loved ones, friends and associates, so please keep them in prayer. Only one of our churches in Kentucky sustained serious damage. The Dawson Springs church was most heavily impacted but it can certainly be restored. This building is a storefront building in the middle of the small downtown area of Dawson Springs. It is at the hub of where the relief areas are located. The church has been converted into a 24 hour mercy center, feeding, housing, and meeting the needs of tornado victims. They are cooking thousands of hot meals, providing building materials, clothing, and supplies of all kinds to families in the area, free of charge.
Central City and Bremen were also impacted. Our churches in Central City and Knobbs are assisting in the relief efforts in their communities.
They are selflessly serving others and we can align with them to meet the needs of their community.
There are relief efforts in Dawson Springs, Central City and Bremen, and we have boots on the ground in each area.
Contact our relief effort coordinators to assist and volunteer:
Dawson Springs - Tim and Barb Rigdon - 270-635-0614
Central City - Sam Smith - 270-608-0206, Sandy Smith - 270-859-3065
Bremen - Kyle Stroud - 270-608-4387
Here is how you can assist.
1. Financial gifts are needed in all three areas and they can be given to the state office for distribution. We have a link on this page where you can contribute or Checks can also be mailed to the state office. P.O. Box 220, Elizabethtown, KY 42702 Please mark them Tornado Relief
2. You may volunteer to serve in Dawson Springs or Central City. Bremen has plenty of workers now so let’s concentrate on the other locations. To volunteer, contact one of the contacts above to schedule serving. Please call in advance to schedule to be given instruction and to gain access to the area. We are trying to schedule effectively to meet the needs.
3. Supply specific needs. The needs of the area are constantly changing. Right now the needs are:
Volunteers (Grill Team, sorting, serving)
Supplies (Plywood, staple guns, staples, extension cords, tarps, totes w/lid, zip ties, wrapped Christmas Gifts (Please mark boy or girl and age range) (No Clothes. We have an over abundance at this time)
Volunteers (Self supporting grill teams with food and supplies enough to feed 300 hot meals), Supplies (Gatorade, Batteries of all sizes, water, flavor packets, chapstick, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products)
Financial Donations, (There are too many volunteers in this area now. Chain saw crews and volunteers will be needed the end of January)