Calvary is collecting items for two counties in Appalachia in partnership with CBF Field Personnel, Scarlette Jasper. Please bring items to the Calvary office foyer by May 10. Please call the office at 859-254-3491 with questions or contact Brian Varble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
anti-bacterial hand soap
body wash, shampoo, conditioner
non-perishable food items.
More information in the following note from Bob Fox, CBF Kentucky Coordinator:
Most of you know Scarlette Jasper, who works with CBF Global and Together For Hope in the poorest counties in Appalachia. Two of these counties share a border with one in Kentucky and the other in Tennessee. McCreary County (KY) and Scott County (TN) are places of persistent rural poverty. Each state fellowship is asking its’ churches and individuals to collect supplies to be shared through the schools in the area. Scarlette has relationships on both sides of the border, and is helping facilitate the distribution of supplies.
In Kentucky, we ask that participating churches collect items until May 10. On May 11, CBFKY will collect these items from across the state and deliver them. It is a tangible way we can show the love of Christ. I know that here in Georgetown, which is a fairly large area with a lot of stores, we are experiencing shortages. Consider the plight of folks in McCreary County who do not have nearly the same number of options.
Here is what we need: toilet paper, cleaning supplies, anti-bacterial hand soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, dish soap, and non-perishable food items. We are encouraging each of our churches to establish a collection point on their grounds where these items can be left.
I hope you and your church will participate! If you are the one who can make that decision, please do. If it is someone else, ask them to consider it. If your church decides to partner with us in this effort, please make sure we know so that we can set up a time to collect your items.
I am excited about this way we can follow Christ together.
CBF Kentucky Coordinator