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Park Valley Church’s Disaster Team heading to Texas Sept. 8; supplies needed

Haymarket’s Park Valley Church’s Disaster Relief Team (PVC DRT) will be deploying to flood ravaged Houston to bring supplies, help, and Jesus to a community in need, according to a news release.

On September 8th, a team of approximately eight volunteers will be driving two moving trucks full of supplies 23+ hours to Houston, Texas. The team will be hosted by Cypress Creek Baptist Church and while there, they will be stocking the church distribution center, making supply deliveries, ministering to those in the shelter, and bringing Jesus to those in need and relief workers. The team will fly back to the DC area on Monday, September 11th.

The community can help. “Our contacts in the area have indicated the need for specific items and we want to show up with two 26 foot trucks packed to the brim with these supplies,” the news release said.

Cleaning supplies (including bleach)
Baby Formula
Diapers (Baby and Adult)
Non-perishable food
Manual can openers
Latex gloves
Dust masks
Biohazard suits
First aid kits and related items
Over the counter medications
Trash bags (contractor size)
Hand sanitizer
Feminine hygiene products
Paper products
School supplies
Socks (new only)
Pillows (new only)
Blankets (new only)
Sleeping bags (new only)
Air mattresses (new only)
Cell phone chargers
Insect repellant

Supply donations can be dropped off at Park Valley Church, between the hours of 5 and 8pm Monday, Sept. 4 through Thursday, Sept. 7. 

Financial donations are also welcome and will be used to off-set airfare, truck/van rentals, meals, and gas. Any additional funds will be used to purchase supplies and gift cards for those in Houston who are displaced or in need. Pastor Barry calledfor a special offering for Houston during services Sunday, Sept. 3, or you can give online at Simpl.y click on Giving, create or log-in to your account, and select Houston Flood Victims from the drop box.

Help is also needed at the church on US 15 loading the trucks on Thursday September 7th starting at 5pm. “Many hands make light work, so we hope to have a lot of hands,: the news release said.

“Please pray about how God is leading you to help His people who are so desperately hurting in Texas. We treasure your contribution whether financial or supply donation, help sorting donations or loading trucks, joining the DRT or prayer support. Park Valley Church knows how important it is to be the hands and feet of Jesus, so we can’t wait to see the explosion of blessings that are coming!” the release concluded.

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