Lawrence County Requesting Recovery Help From Ice Storm

Lawrence County and other areas in Southeastern Ohio have suffered extensive damage from the recent ice storms. There have been massive power outages in the area of Proctorville (across the Ohio River from Huntington, West Virginia).

Local churches have opened their doors to provide warming centers, showers and food for those affected. West Ohio Conference and Shawnee Valley District Disaster Response Coordinators have been in touch with the pastors and have provided financial assistance.

Now the hands and feet of Christ are needed for clean-up. The main needs currently are for volunteers to monitor the warming centers; provide food and be good listeners for the survivors. There is also a need for brush removal. We are coordinating with the Southern Baptist emergency responder group with chainsaw work.

Soon there will be a need for flood relief as the snow and ice melt. We will be providing more information soon about coordinating teams to help folks clean out flood damage.

If you are interested in helping, please contact one of the District Disaster Response Co-Coordinators for more information.

Diana Hall – 740-637-0829

Gary Stabler – 740-384-3328

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