WHEN: Mon. Feb 15 @ 6:30PM
WHERE: Elmore Community Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr. Wetumpka
DETAILS: Inspired by the diversity outreach strategy of The Apostle Paul, K. Carl, the nation's #1 diversity engagement specialist, returns to Wetumpka to empower, equip and teach you a proven strategy to share the life-empowering message of the conservative philosophy in ways that resonate with the majority of Americans. His approach completely dispels the myth that white conservatives cannot successfully engage people of different ethnicities.
YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
THANKS FOR HELPING US HELP FLOOD VICTIMS!
Dear Wetumpka TEA Party members and friends,
I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who donated cleaning supplies for the Columbia and Elba flood victims. I was overwhelmed by your generosity! I want to thank Wetumpka’s Mayor Willis and the Wetumpka Police Department for allowing us to use their police station as our collection point. Monday morning we picked up 2 carloads and a pick-up truck load of cleaning supplies and took them to the victims.
RECAP OF OUR TRIP
(See pictures below)
One of our teams went to Columbia (east of Dothan on the Georgia boarder) early Monday morning (Jan. 4th) and met with Officer Barnes, Police Chief Floyd and Mayor Lancaster and other relief workers. Columbia had an incredible team of volunteers who have been providing 2 meals a day to families affected by the flood. They also had teams of volunteers who were helping with clean-up efforts and teams helping sort and bag clothing donations by size.
Officer Barnes took our team to survey the damage. (See pictures below.) The waters have receded for the most part but we could see the devastation. One of the most amazing things we saw were two large damaged grain bins full of soy beans. (See the pic of me standing next to see how large it was.) You can see the water line on the grain bin was at about 3.5 ft. But that was enough to dampen the soy beans. As the soy beans soaked up the water they grew to 4 times their size which caused the grain bin to explode. (See pictures below.)
After surveying the flood damage in Columbia, we drove to Elba with the with some of the officers from the Columbia Police Department and their 18 wheeler full of donated clothes and supplies to Elba. Reverend Box of Elba’s Church of Christ was helping to lead the relief efforts from his church. His "flock" along with several other churches and civic organizations were working together to make sure the victims we’re taken care of and their needs provided for. Three other teams from the Wetumpka/Montgomery area met us there to assist unloading the 18 wheeler and to help administratively. This is where we unloaded the donations that we collected in Wetumpka. (See pictures below.)
I can’t express my thanks to you for giving to this effort on such short notice. I am so grateful to be part of an organization made up of people who care so much for their neighbors AND who don’t sit around and wait for government to step in and fix the problem.
I want to commend Columbia’s Police Chief, Officer Barnes, Columbia’s Mayor, Rev Box and all of the amazing volunteers who have stepped up to help. If you would like to make a financial donation to help the flood victims who will be spending the next few months rebuilding their lives, then please send a check to:
Columbia Police Department-Flood Victim Relief Fund
203 Washington Street
Columbia, AL 36319
God bless you all!
Becky Gerritson, President, Wetumpka TEA Party
Notice how big this grain bin actually is. Notice the water line is only about 3 1/2 feet up the grain bin. But that was enough to effect the entire contents of the bin.(Columbia, AL)
2 Soy Bean Grain Bins-exploded!
Another view of the damaged grain bins.
The Chattahoochee River was up past the window of this house. The bank is washed out and will require the Corps of Engineers to fix it. About 25 homes in Columbia along the river
and other areas were damaged.
This was someone's yard. (Columbia, AL)
Unloading the truck at the Church of Christ in Elba, AL
Our team unloading one of our car's that had
cleaning supplies from Wetumpka.
One of our volunteers from Montgomery was
helping with volunteer sign ups.
Clothing donations collected in Columbia were
brought to Elba in the 18 wheeler.
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