TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL)- Tri-Cities churches and communities are coming together to support West Virginians in need of basic necessities following the state’s deadly flooding last week. Churches in Kingsport, Blountville, and Mt. Carmel are teaming up by holding disaster relief drives for flood victims. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kingsport opened its doors today as one of the drop-off locations for donations.
St. Luke’s UMC member Dawn Hodges said, “We’re taking supplies to get them back on their feet like cleaning supplies and toothbrushes. You never realize how fortunate you are until you go turn your water on and reach for a toothbrush and you don’t have one.”
Water (gallons or bottles)
Bleach (gallon bottles)
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
Contractor Trash Bags
Donation drop off locations:
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (located at 2600 E Center St. in Kingsport, TN) is accepting donations every day from June 30th until July 10th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Belmont Baptist Church in Mt Carmel (located at 222 Belmont Ave. Mt Carmel, TN) is accepting donations from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on July 6th and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on July 9th.
- Blountville United Methodist Church (located at 3390 Highway 126 in Blountville, TN) is also a drop-off location.
Elm Tree Parish Youth consists of Emery, St Luke, and St Matthew United Methodist Churches who are all participating in the relief efforts with St. Luke’s U.M.C. acting as the centralized drop off locations. For more information call 423-245-4947.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.