gucci polo shirt First Baptist Church Opelika collecting donations for Louisiana flood relief
The entire library at the school my child attended is gone, Meyers said. If a natural disaster occurred in Opelika, Greenwell Springs would do the same for us. Its a privilege for us to help.
First Baptist Church Opelika is collecting cleaning, school and medical supplies, toiletries and monetary donations for the victims of the Louisiana flood. The church is partnering with Samaritans Purse, a Christian organization that provides aid to those in need, to supply victims with the care they need.
Meyers said the church has already collected nearly $50,000 in donations.
On Sept. 2, Meyers said, he and members of First Baptist Church Opelika will travel to Greenwell Springs Baptist Church to deliver donated supplies and provide assistance in the rebuilding process. The Louisiana church serves as a refuge center for victims.
Were not going to rebuild homes, Meyers said. Were going to rebuild lives. Were sharing the eternal love of Jesus Christ. Its not just material items.
Missions pastor Alan Jones said he has recruited a team of volunteers to take donations and volunteer, and has promoted the effort via social media.
I believe we should do missions locally, nationally and internationally, he said. Sometimes we forget to minister the people who are hurting at home.
All proceeds will be distributed to Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, and delivered to flood victims, Meyers said. He said the church will continue to accept donations throughout the year.
A few miles up the road from First Baptist Church, Premier Spirit Academy, a cheerleading and tumbling school in Auburn, is also working to lend a hand to those in Louisiana. In fact, owner Frank Baugh said, the organization is working with a similar organization to collect nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, clothing, toiletries, baby items and school supplies.
We have friends that own a cheer company called Worldwide Spirit Association in Baton Rouge, he said. Were trying to help the community down there.”
Baugh said Premier Spirit Academy has been encouraging the community to donate the items through Facebook posts and the organizations website. He said the academy has collected a few items, but it still needs more.