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Network of churches offers fresh way to aid victims of Harvey

Network of churches offers fresh way to aid victims of Harvey

September 19th, 2017 by Brittany Hilderbrand in Local News

A family walks past debris from a flooded apartment complex in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mid-Missourians still looking for a way to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey can donate to Church of God in Christ networks in Missouri through Oct. 1.

Greg Reeves, pastor at Jefferson City COGIC, 616 Locust St., is leading efforts locally.

"It's one thing to be able speak the word of God, but its another thing to be able to demonstrate it," Reeves said. "Collecting donations to send down those impacted by Harvey is one way for us to demonstrate this."

Originally from Texas, Reeves said this specific relief effort has impacted his family's community. No one in his family was injured, but the overall losses in the community hit close to home for him.

Other Missouri supply drop-off stations include The Fulton Church of God in Christ, Monument of Grace Church of God in Christ in Columbia, Powerhouse COGIC in Marshall, True Vine Church of God & Christ in Sedalia, and Baker Memorial Cathedral of Praise in COGIC in Kansas City.

Reeves said stops will be made at each church location, with supplies to be consolidated once they get to Kansas City. The supplies will be driven to Texas in early October.

They are collecting essentials such as bottled water, nonperishable food items, baby food, toiletries, new clothes and undergarments, women's sanitary products, garbage bags, cleaning products, and tools.

Monetary donations may be made out to COGIC Charities. For more information, call Reeves at 573-635-3568.