O.K., comrades, here we go!
I just got off the phone with Pastor Beyler (ignore previous spelling) of Harrisburg, Illinois' First Presbyterian Church.
Work teams are already in place along with supplies for the immediate emergency.
The focus is shifting rapidly to long-term recovery and case management.
A big focus will be assistance to non-insured and under-insured homeowners.
The church itself will be "adopting" families; and that's where we come in.
Our "first response" will be to go to Harrisburg in about two weeks with supplies like toiletries, cleaning materials, and such as we did with Joplin - all new and unused for sanitary purposes - and a check to be "stewarded" by the pastor and session of Harrisburg's First Presbyterian Church.
Frankly, $ will be very, very, very important concomitant to the non-and-under-insured homeowners.
So drop off goods at the church (board/bored room next to my study) and drop off your checks made out to First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere and designated for First Response Team so we can present a check to First Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg within the next few weeks.
The plan is for me to drive my/aka/His truck and, we pray, at least one other truck filled with supplies and drop it off along with a generous check to bring relief to those suffering from the recent disaster.
Parenthetically, we have four trucks available (Dave, Tim, Carl, and moi) for our First Response Team.
Please be generous.
You will be glad you did in a Matthew 25 kinda way.
Blessings and Love!