Thus far, people in the Crossroads Area have donated $5,598.00 to the cause, which will help families affected by the flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
“I am just overjoyed. It’s really been a blessing to see the response. We’re getting calls and people asking, ‘Is this where I donate?’ We just say, ‘Come on,’” said Wheeler Grove Baptist Church Missions Director Ed Settle.
Wheeler Grove Baptist Church is serving as the coordinator for local efforts by the Alcorn County Baptist Association.
Previously, Wheeler Grove Pastor Kara Blackard stressed that, while they are coordinating the efforts, it is multi-denominational and all churches are invited to help.
Wheeler Grove Baptist Church has set up a disaster relief account at a local bank to make financial donations easier for Crossroads area residents.
Wheeler Grove Baptist Church Missions Director Ed Settle said an account has been set up at Renasant Bank. Those interested in providing financial donations can make those donations at any branch with the designation: Wheeler Grove Baptist Church/Disaster Relief (Harvey).
In addition, Settles wanted to remind area residents that all local Baptist churches are encouraged to set aside this Sunday to take up a special offering for the victims of the catastrophic flooding caused by the hurricane.
“That will be our focus day for the churches, but we’re accepting donations all the way through the month of September,” said Settle.
Regular updates will be made to the Wheeler Grove website at www.wheelergrovebaptist.com and anyone can go there to take a look at the totals.
He advised that some of the money has already been sent to help the victims. Every time a significant amount accumulates, the church sends the money on to those who will disperse it for disaster relief, he said.
With Hurricane Irma now threatening Florida, Settle said his own congregation has already taken up an offering with the simple designation of “disaster relief.” He indicated they are closely watching developments with the notably dangerous hurricane.
(For more information regarding making financial donations for disaster relief, call Wheeler Grove Baptist church at 662-287-2864.)