We’ve all been glued to our televisions the past weeks and have watched in awe as we saw the destruction of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. We have seen the impact on people’s lives – the flooding, the homes destroyed and lives permanently changed by the ferocious winds and water. We’ve seen the survivors crowded into shelters, emergency buildings and stadiums. We wonder what we might be able to do to help.
The Walworth Council of Churches will be gathering Hygiene Kits and Emergency Cleanup Buckets to be sent to victims of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The Hygiene kits contain basic necessities to allow for personal needs: washing a face, combing hair, brushing one’s teeth. The Emergency Buckets will help those who can get back into their homes to clean the remains of the flooding from the walls and floors. They are each one step to help people get their lives back in some kind of order.