Grant Street Church of Christ heads to Florida to help hurricane victims

The congregation has gotten over $2,000 in donations.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 5:50 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2018 12:05 PM

One Decatur church is on the way to Florida and Georgia to drop off items to those suffering after Hurricane Michael.

Grant Street Church of Christ also helped those in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence hit.

"Ever since we made the announcement, they've been randomly coming by and bringing $50, $100 and $200 out their own pockets," said a minister, Rob Gwen.

People from all across the country heard about their mission, and they've donated money, hygiene products, canned goods, snacks and medical supplies.

"Most people who had bandages are gone from the storm. Relief teams are only going to have so much, so if someone has a cut, it's going to turn into an infection," Gwen said.

They've even got animal food for pets.

"Folks that are having to split their food with their pets, because they don't want their pets to suffer too. We're hauling tons of animal food down for shelters," said a minister, Cody Michael.

Ministers Rob Gwen and Cody Michael said they're excited to help those in Florida and Georgia but that it's also an emotional trip.

"This is devastation and you've seen videos. The foundation of the house is only left," Michael said.

The congregation has gotten over $2,000 in donations, up to 400 totes full of items and around 60 buckets of cleaning supplies. They hope to do more than just dropping off items to the victims and leaving.

"We're putting your name before him in prayer and that means something. Whenever you're in time of crisis, that means the world. if we come across people and they're willing to pray with us, we're going to do it," Gwen said.

The members who left are planning to be back on Wednesday. They're still getting items donated, so if they have to make another trip, they will.

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