This is an open letter asking for assistance after April 27th's storm and tornado damage in Webster County:
Cumberland Baptist Church is a mile off of Hwy 15 and right across from our school that was destroyed by the tornado. It is also feeding station for victims and workers daily and providing water, coffee and snacks all day. They are asking for paper plates, cups, napkins, plastic cutlery, and Styrofoam to-go style boxes. They can also use the large aluminum pans that food can be prepared in. There is a current need for bags of individual size chips and sandwich meats. They will also welcome anyone wanting to help prepare the food each day. They are also accepting toiletry items such as soap, shampoo,toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. and clothing is needed too. A contact person at the feeding station at the church is Starla McCarter and her cell # is 662-552-7827There are still many homes without power so ice is also welcome. They also need help putting tarps on houses and cleaning up!
Also, volunteers were to meet at Mathiston First Bapist Church beginning at 8 a.m. Friday morning to map out the clean-up process for Wood Jr. College so that our students from East Webster School will be able to attend school there on Tuesday, May 3. They are asking anyone who can to bring mops, brooms, all cleaning supplies, weedeaters, etc. They are also asking for basic school supplies too, pens,#2 pencils, notebooks, etc. The teachers will also need supplies. The campus of Wood Jr. is still a mess and as of yesterday, there were still power lines down on the campus.
There are so many areas of need right now, but through it all, the Son isstill shining. Thank you in advance for any assistance. Please pray and pray and pray, not just for our community but storm victims and all of the workers out there all over the South and especially for Alabama.
Valerie Palmer662-418-7171 cell