Trinity United Methodist collects storm supplies

United Methodist churches across the valley started packing boxes to head south for those who may be impacted by Isaac.
United Methodist churches across the valley started packing boxes to head south for those who may be impacted by Isaac.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - People in south Alabama are preparing for Isaac. United Methodist churches across the valley started packing boxes to head south for those who may be impacted.

The Trinity United Methodist Church started collecting flood buckets and health kits from church members Sunday. They're asking the community to get involved and drop off items.

United Methodist churches stock pile throughout the year to prepare for disasters and hold the items at the North Alabama Disaster Relief Center in Decatur. They ran out of supplies in June when they shipped items to Florida.

Senior Pastor Rick Owen said they want to make sure Alabamians in the Gulf Coast had what they needed. He said they want to help others the way people helped them when their church was destroyed in a tornado in 1994.

"This church was essentially destroyed and came back to life and we want top make sure that life that we experienced here coming back from the love of the community and from the United Methodist churches and other denominations around the country that share that love with those in the coast as they face their disaster," he said.

Church officials are asking for these items for health kit: hand towels, combs, nail clippers, bath soap, toothbrushes, bandages and plastic bags. Items for Cleaning buckets include laundry detergent, household cleaners, dishwashing soap, sponges, wipes, dust masks, gloves.

For more information on how you can help, contact Trinity United Methodist at (256) 883-3200 or visit their website.

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