Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cleaning Up The Mess

Day 321 in my "Year In My Life Through Pictures" blog series

Picked up 2 cleaning kits for my mom today given out by the Red Cross. The kits contain a mop, broom, bleach, a cleaner and a nice Red Cross bucket. I think it is a great thing that they make these available to those in need. I'm not really sure who pays for these, but it is definitely a good thing.

My church, Oak Grove Baptist Church, is a pickup point for these in the Paducah are. If you are in need of cleaning supplies then please stop by and get what you need. There are also extra jugs of bleach and Pine-Sol, gloves, Tyvek suits, bottled water and other various items that have been donated to those affected by the flooding. I do recommend stopping by between 4:00-6:00 so you can get a filled belly as well. Dinner is being furnished by the church, with help from the members of OGBC. There have been a few local businesses that have donated either cleaning supplies or food items. For all of those that have give I send out a big THANK YOU!

This is exactly what a community needs to do in times like this. We pull together and help each other out, do what we can and then leave the outcomes to God. He will direct what we do if we allow Him to guide. It is actually fairly simple to know what to do in situations like this as all you have to do is look around for someone working in a flood impacted area and offer to help. You can also pray for those affected by the flood and those that are giving their time, money and efforts into helping each other out. Many people have the potential to see God through this disaster. Actually I like to call it an opportunity instead of a disaster.

May the Lord direct you in what you should be doing through this. One thing is for sure, you shouldn't be doing nothing.

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