Local church expands disaster relief program

Published 12:30 am Saturday, October 15, 2011

St. Clair’s Church of Christ has expanded its disaster assistance program to include Pamlico County, in particular the areas of Lowland and Hobucken.  The request for that area came from Norman and Polly Miller. Norman Miller is serving as minister for the Lowland Church of Christ and was formerly minister at St. Clair’s for some 35 years. Donated items may be dropped off at the church facility, located at 9814 N.C. Highway 99 South, Bath (one half mile east of the ferry terminal).

Items currently needed include: canned foods, non-perishable packaged foods, personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, First Aid supplies (self-adhesive bandages, ointments, alcohol wipes, etc.), ready-to-feed formula and baby bottles, sunscreen, insect repellent, wasp and hornet spray. Additional items needed by storm victims are work gloves (for men and women) for outdoor and interior use, brooms, mops, yard rakes, tarps, plastic sheeting (6 ml & above), baby and adult diapers, new (unused) bed linens, and adult and children clothing of all sizes.  All clothing items must be new (still in original packaging or with store sales tags still attached). Also needed are paper goods, plates, bowls, towels and toilet paper and plastic utensils and pet food and treats. New unwrapped children’s toys and games and pet supplies will also be useful.

Tax-deductible monetary donations will be accepted for the St. Clair’s Disaster Relief Program. The funds will be utilized to assist victims with current needs and to help them restore their lives to life before Hurricane Irene. Checks may be made payable to St. Clair’s Church of Christ with Hurricane Relief Project designated on the memo line.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Glenn and Cheryl Waters who have been directed by the church elders to coordinate this program. They can be reached at 252-923-0491 or 252-944-3131.