Joy gives hope.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

Help those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Florence. From now through the end of October, Joy will be collecting disaster relief supplies of flood buckets, health kits, school packs, bibles, and tools to be distributed to those in need through the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) Disaster Response. Please fully assemble each bucket, kit, or pack; include a bible verse, prayer, or other word of encouragement; and bring your donations to the chapel on Sunday morning.

Flood Buckets include:

  • 1 five-gallon bucket with (tight-fitting) lid to hold the following:
  • 1 gallon of bleach
  • 2 large yard trash bags
  • Comet or scouring cleanser
  • Pine Sol or liquid floor cleaner
  • Scrub brush
  • Dust Mask (N-95 recommended)
  • 1-2 pairs of rubber or nitrile gloves

Health Kits include:

  • 1 XL sealable plastic bag or similar to hold the following:
  • 1 bath towel (dark color preferred)
  • 1 wash cloth (dark color preferred)
  • 2 bars of soap (in original wrapping)
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 pack of dental floss
  • 1 tube of toothpaste (2 tubes if sample size)
  • 1 comb
  • 1 Deodorant

School Kits include:

  • 1 closable cloth bag or backpack to hold the following:
  • 4 notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper (no loose-leaf paper)
  • 1 pair of blunt scissors
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 manual pencil sharpener
  • 6 new pencils
  • 1 eraser
  • 12 sheets of construction paper (assorted colors)
  • 1 box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • 1 calculator (for high-school-aged children) – Please indicate “high school” on the outside of the bag.

We also need tools for debris removal, including: brooms, rakes, shovels, & hoes and, last, but by no means least, bibles.

Please pray for those affected by the storm and for those working to bring help and healing. And thank you for helping us share hope and joy in the Lord, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.