3.7.12 - Adventist Community Services (ACS) Coordinates Tornado Relief Efforts in Southern Indiana
In keeping with the biblical principles of family, health and values, the Indiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists' Distaster Relief Department has opened a multi-agency distribution center in responce to the Southern Indiana tornado crises. The warehouse in Jeffersonville is the size of a football field and works in coordination with the other responders such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. A volunteer team, led by Al Currier, Indiana Conference Disaster Reief Director, works feverishly to organize donations.
According to the Indiana Conference Treasury Department, "The greatest need at this time is for monetary donations."
Donations may be made to the Indiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, P O Box 1950, Carmel, Indiana 46082, or may be submitted online by clicking on the red donation button below.
"Warehousing and distributing is our expertise in times of disaster," said Julie Loucks, Indiana Conference Treasury Administrative Assistant.
Presently, the distribution center prepares to receive the volunteers who will respond to the great need of the Southern Indiana tornado victums. Those who wish to voluneter may call Julie Loucks at the Indiana Conference Office, 844-6201, to leave contact information. Those interested will be contacted as the distribution center is ready to activate the volunteers.
Southern Indiana tornado relief is a long-term project. Tornado damage is extensive. Recovery of damaged property is not expected to be rebuilt readily. Due to the intensity of the need, it is projected that donations toward the distribution center will be a felt need for some time.
"Please keep this ongoing need before your congregations," admissions Van Hurst, Indiana Conference Priesident.