The following is an e-mail received from Mike Baumgartner of Disaster Assistance CoC. Disaster Assistance CoC drives all over the lower 48 states with a large mobile kitchen providing hot meals and, working with local Churches of Christ, showers, places to stay, and volunteers all over the USA to help with clean-up efforts after large disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, etc.
Sadly as I write this letter here is the latest headlines --- South Carolina Flooding: 5 Dead, Curfews Ordered, Hundreds Rescued, Several Interstates Closed. -- Officials are worried life-threatening impacts will only worsen as the 1-in-1,000-year rain event continues. Authorities said hundreds of people were in need of... rescue Sunday as the floodwaters kept rising all over the Palmetto State. Columbia, the state capital, was the hardest hit. At least 5 people have been killed by the flash floods in South Carolina, and officials worry that number will rise. Swift-water rescue teams have been dispatched all over the state to help pluck stranded residents out of flooding. Authorities have asked citizens to only call 911 if there's a life-threatening emergency.
We drove to Southeast Knoxville TN on Saturday and are waiting at RV park until we can head into South Carolina. As soon as the roads allow us we will be heading to Columbia SC. We will be working with Palmetto and Long Creek Churches of Christ. Command center and volunteer housing will be at Palmetto. Also by the end of this week Jim with Gateway Disaster Response Team will be here working with us. So this means not only will we be supplying meals, setting up outreach program , helping with supplies, Jims team will be coordinating - Debris/Demo/Yard clean up, mucking out houses, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry and Painting.
With all of the above help we will be offering your contributions are vital to make this mission a success. This can only happen with the financial support of our brothers and sisters across the U.S.
Please pray for the thousands of people whose lives have been forever changed and for us as we show the love of the Lord to them by just providing a simple meal and a helping hand.
You can donate online at www.disasterassistancecoc.com or make check payable to and mail to: Disaster Assistance Mission
c/o Lake Jackson Church of Christ
402 Center Way ST
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
"You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)
As always after I arrive and get setup I will post daily updates and photos on our FaceBook page which you can link to from our website. Once you have viewed our page please like and check it to receive notifications so you can receive our updates.
Please forward this to everyone you know so we can get the needed help for these people.
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