People and businesses across our area are suffering as a result of last week’s devastation from Hurricane Ida. We have all heard stories, witnessed the destruction or experienced it first-hand and I’m sure there are some of you who have already been helping with clean-up efforts. As a church community, it is part of who we are to help those that are in need. There are a number of ways in which you can help and I have listed them below. In addition, Outreach will be providing some funds to support the people impacted and we would like you to join us in our effort.
1. Contribute directly to St. Andrew’s Outreach – place a donation (marked for Outreach) in the offering plate, contribute online https://www.standrewschesco.org/ by clicking on the “Give Now” button at the bottom of the home page and placing the donation amount in Outreach.
2. Contribute goods or funds to area agencies such as: PACS (Phoenixville Area Community Services), Red Cross or Salvation Army earmarking the donation for Hurricane Ida Relief.
3. Volunteer for clean-up and sorting donations: Coatesville Community Flood Relief
Volunteers will be accepting, organizing, and distributing supplies at Benner, 545 Lincoln Hwy E, Coatesville, PA 19320.
Sort donations: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544abad2fabfc1-supply
4. Coatesville Center for Community Health (1001 E Lincoln Hwy) is willing to receive gift card donations for victims of the flooding. We will get the cards directly into the hands of agencies that are working with the families. Feel free to call 610-246-2261 or email DWillettAdvocacy@gmail.com Please be patient as we are taking care of our homes as well. Thankful for such great community support. Coatesville Center for Community Health 5. It Takes A Village Community (Chester County)
Consider dropping off donations such as: cleaning supplies, mops, bug spray, Lysol, HEAVY DUTY Contractor Bags, old towels that can be used to absorb water, paper towels, fresh water.
Please drop the items off directly with ITAV and not at the church.
Volunteer and get your hands dirty! Many families, including the elderly, are in desperate need of extra hands to remove damaged items from homes and with clean-up efforts. If you don't know where to start there are some organized groups meeting in areas like 5th and Olive in Coatesville OR just take a quick walk around and offer a helping hand!
Donate money to ITAV's Flood Fund. ITAV is a registered 501c and all donations are tax deductible and 100% are going back to local families in the form of grants. Please consider helping us by donating today! https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTIzODg3...