Leaders of Central United Church of Christ had already intended to host an ice cream social Sunday for some time.
When the May 22 tornado slammed into the city, they turned their attention to the victims. All proceeds from the event, scheduled 5-7 p.m. Sunday, will go to tornado relief.
The church is located at 118 W. Ashley St. in Jefferson City. Admission to the ice cream social is free for children ages 5 and younger. It is $6 for children ages 6-9 and $10 for all others.
The social will feature (Roland's famous) homemade ice cream, pies, cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings.
Recovery efforts have brought out the best of the city, a Central United Church of Christ Facebook post says.
"Everywhere you look, friends, families, neighbors and strangers are working together, donating time, talent, supplies, food and funds to help in the efforts to rebuild and recover," the church's post says. "This is 'community' in the truest sense of the word."
Redeem Project Ministry is also hosting a disaster fundraiser — a rummage sale to benefit tornado and flood victims. The sale is to be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15 at The Hall, formerly the Michigan Place Banquet Center, 714 Michigan St. in Jefferson City.
Organizers of the event will accept donations of clean, sorted items someone would be willing to sell at their own rummage sales. Donations may be dropped off 4-7 p.m. today, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
Storm victims will be allowed to choose from donated items free of charge.