FIRE AT OAK CREEK

Oak Creek Village Fire Response! THIS SUNDAY: Gathering household items, clothing, non-perishable food, gifts cards, and money, and furniture from 12 PM – 4 pm

apartment fire

Dear Church Family,

There was a major fire at Oak Creek Village on Wednesday night. This is the apartment complex a stones throw from All Saints Church on Garrett Rd and where we and many of you have served and invested much in over the years.

Sixteen apartments were affected; eight were completely destroyed and nothing is salvageable and eight have significant smoke damage. I met with the apartment manager this morning and most of the families affected did not have renters insurance and will have to completely start over. Praise God that no one was hurt or killed – only a dog perished on the fire. Thirty-seven adults and twenty children have been displaced as a result of the fire. Please pray for these families!

The families are being relocated to different apartments in the Oak Creek complex, but are in need of EVERYTHING.As a community we are reaching out to help the families who have been affected? Some of the families have been involved in our Eagles’ Nest after school program over the years.

Here is how we plan to respond:

1. Praying for those affected and pray for the Oak Creek Village community

2. Gathering cloths, furniture, household goods, car seats, kids gear, baby stuff, nonperishable food, anything needed to set up a new home!

3. Collecting money and gift cards to distribute to the 16 families significantly affected by the fire. Checks or gift cards. Please make checks out to All Saints Church (memo: OCV Fire Relief). Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Kroger, McDonalds, Bojangles, ect.

Time is important here. These families have nothing and need much in the coming days.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

Please bring donated items, money, and gift cards to ALL SAINTS CHURCH THIS SUNDAY – Feb 24th from Noon am to 4 pm. We can also take donations today – Friday until 4pm.

Please plan on bringing nonperishable food, household items, clothing, baby and kid gear to church on Sunday.

We also need furniture! If you can bring it do so, but if not please

email me and we can arrange pick-up.

CAN YOU VOLUNTEER SOME TIME ON SUNADY FROM NOON-5PM TO HELP ORGANIZE, RECEIVE AND DISTRIBUTE THE DONATED ITEMS?

If you have any questions call me ASAP. Let me know if you have any

other ideas or input.

 

Thank you,

thomas kortus

919.619.5007

2 Comments

Filed under Community, Eagles' Nest, In the News, Local Missions, Oak Creek Village Partnership, Services and Special Events, Social Justice, World Relief

2 responses to “FIRE AT OAK CREEK

  1. Donna Calleson

    Hey, Thomas! Can we post a ‘call out’ for help on facebook for those not in our church? Ask them to contact the church if they have donations?

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