Latest Update On Relief Efforts - 5/22

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Update From Pastor Nathan 6/12/2013

Here is an update from Pastor Nathan Isaacs on relief efforts in OK. Many are still with out homes and the basic necessities. You can still help. For more info on how you can help EMAIL US today.

"This RV is for Bill to stay in. Bill has been living in a tent near Bethel Acres for 3+ weeks now." - Nathan Isaacs


Saturday, June 1, 2013

MOV...thanks.

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From the folks in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Relief update radio spot


Relief update radio spot.

The goods have arrived!

The truck arrived in Oklahoma the evening of 5-29-13. Here they are unloading it.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Destination - Shawnee, Oklahoma

At 3:30pm on Tuesday, the final boxes were loaded for destination Shawnee, OK. The team of 35-40 volunteers from all over the MOV worked non- stop for 7 hours, except for a 20 minute pizza break.

 
A group of ladies sorted through many bags of clothes, boxing and labeling them to help those on the  receiving end. Many other volunteers sorted and boxed food, cleaning supplies, blankets, and other items. 
Working side by side were community members of all ages from many different churches and denominations.

Some acquired great skills, like Ginger who single- handedly taped and prepared 150 smaller boxes. Pastor Steve Thibault learned to drive a forklift (just down the street).
All morning long, pickups, trailers and minivans streamed in with items donated by 30 different churches in the MOV.
United Rentals donated an extra fork lift and Skuttle( the business warehouse we were invading) provided drivers, a forklift, boxing supplies and great hospitality.
A very big thank you goes to owner Davis Powers, and employees Al and Mike.....their assistance was vital.

The 48 large containers donated by Solvay made the process very streamlined and limited the amount of lifting and stacking.
The owner of Marietta Transfer Company, Gene Davis, is personally driving and delivering the load and is expected to unload early Thursday morning. Thank you to Dennis Davis in coordinating the trucking logistics for this initiative and Marietta Transfer for donating the transportation.



Pastor Nathan Isaacs in OK has been coordinating with us from the beginning and has been involved since last Tuesday in the relief effort in Shawnee and Moore. Nathan is working directly with pastors and families to distribute this truckload of supplies from the MOV.

This community has proven once again to be generous, responsive, and quick to sacrifice on behalf of others. A lot of personal schedules were shifted this past week to serve others.




Phillipians 4:18 speaks of a gift like this as being a "fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice"
But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. (Philippians 4:18)

Well done....community, churches, and business leaders.

Thank you!

Pastor Rodney Lord
Pastor Steve Thibault

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Latest Update On Relief Efforts - 5/22


Tuesday we set in motion a disaster relief effort among our churches and MOV community to deliver supplies to the families in Oklahoma.

Marietta Transfer Company has supplied a truck and driver and fuel for this trip. Solvay is providing us with excellent bulk containers to ship the supplies in.

We will be collecting at several locations in the MOV plus delivering the large container boxes to over 20 churches that are willing to participate to be filled by Tuesday. On Tuesday we will need many willing hands to sort and repack the boxes. The sorting will be done at Skuttle Industries in Marietta beginning at 10am . As soon as the trailer is packed, the driver will leave. Please be in prayer for the families who have lost everything.

In Oklahoma we have pastors that we have known for 20
Devastated Neighborhood taken yesterday in Moore OK
by Nathan Isaacs and his team.
years in the immediate area of the disaster who are ready to receive this tractor trailer load of supplies and get them to these desperate families. Your donations will be handled by churches and distributed by caring leaders responsibly. We are also receiving cash donations that we can distribute through these same leaders.

We will also take any volunteers who can work a few hours at our community drop locations.

Click Here to see the items that are needed.

If you would like to make a financial contribution you can take the following steps:

Go to Paypal.com, choose the personal tab and click on "Transfer" and then "Send Someone Money"

Then insert this email address --- nathanalanisaacs@yahoo.com --- and follow steps accordingly

Nathan Isaacs is on the ground in Oklahoma. His church, Grace Community, is thirty miles from the devastation. He has direct contact to several churches. They have made several trips into the affected area. The PayPal is attached to his church.

If you do not want to use PayPal you can simply make a check out to

Valley Harvest Church
104 Tennis Center Dr
Marietta, Ohio 45750

We will transfer the money to Grace Community. Please note whether you would like a tax deduction receipt.