The United Methodist Church members provided “flood buckets” to the victims of Wimberley, TX, according to church officials.
Money raised from the church members went into buying supplies needed for disaster victims to start the recovery process such as liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, air fresheners, scrub brush, cleaning wipes, sponges, trash bags and more.
“What people forget is that there is a lot of waste in the water and who knows what else,”said Pastor Dale White. “Before recovery can begin cleaning needs to take place.”
The money raised went into the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) fund. The adults and the children used the money to buy the supplies to fill 75 “flood buckets,” according to Jennifer Starns, coordinator for the event and church member.
Several companies, such as Tractor Supply of Alice, Alamo Lumber and Lightning Fluids, also donated supplies and or money to the church.
“There was a need and the church reacted,” White explained. “It's a tremendous effort on the part of the church and its members.”
White quoted John Wesley, theologian, 'the world is my parish what happens in Central Texas affects us down here.'