Christian Appalachian Project Needs Volunteers For Bowling Green Staff Distribution Center


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WTVQ / Press Release) – Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) has been tasked with managing the Donation Center in Bowling Green to help families affected by tornadoes in western Kentucky. Nearly 12,000 households have signed up for FEMA assistance in Kentucky, and more than 2,500 families are in need of assistance in Bowling Green.

“The outpouring of love and support the communities have received has been incredible,” said Robyn Renner, CAP Disaster Relief Program Director. “In many areas, local churches or schools have helped manage the large amounts of donations so far. As donations continue to arrive, we will continue to make sure families get the help they need. “

Donations from across the state and country have overwhelmed many local emergency management officials, who also oversee the housing and cleaning of affected families, as well as the provision of essentials like food and clothing.

Renner, who has experience coordinating volunteers and managing home repairs, researches practical ways to help with natural disasters.

“That’s a lot to understand. These first few weeks can be chaotic as there are so many people affected, ”Renner added. “Logistics are essential after search and rescue operations. Then the shock starts to wear off and people start to assess what they need to get home or how to move forward when their home is a total loss. CAP wants to do what we can so that emergency management can focus on other areas. “

Donation center volunteers will help unload trucks, transport donations to other distribution sites, organize the donation center, register people who have lost their homes, and help residents choose what to choose. need among the items donated. Renner and his team will help assess additional home repair needs in the coming weeks.

CAP will be managing the Bowling Green Donation Center staff until January. The center will close at 4 p.m. on December 31 and reopen on January 3. About 15 volunteers will be needed to staff the center each week. Cribs, meals and showers will be provided during the week of service, but volunteers must bring their own bedding and toiletries.

If you are unable to volunteer, please continue to pray for the communities affected by the tornadoes. Visit chrisapp.org make a financial donation. Used toys and clothes are not accepted at this time, however, school supplies are in high demand as children will begin to return to school. Blood donations are also always needed. You can donate by visiting your blood mobile or the nearest location.

To volunteer, visit https://bit.ly/TornadoVolunteers.


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