Grace Church is making one last ditch effort to collect supplies to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.
The Cape Coral church is hoping more people will donate needed supplies by noon on Sunday before they make the trek to Louisiana.
Videos of flooded streets and millions without water and power prompted Grace Church to spring into action.
They started collecting supplies last week to deliver to affected areas.
Some of the items they’ve received include box fans, cleaning supplies, diapers and paper products but they’re still in need of more.
“We just believe that God called us to serve our neighbor and that means our neighbors here and our neighbors wherever they are,” said Heather Evans, director of Reach and Send Ministries at Grace Church. “We just feel this is what God has asked us to do and we’re just ready and willing to go and do that.”
One of the biggest needs is gasoline so Grace Church is collecting new and empty gas cans so they can deliver as much gas as possible.
They are also looking for roofing tarp, nails, and cleaning products for mold and mildew.
They are also hoping to collect a lot of bottled water and diapers.
“We expect to minister to families once we get there and once we get to their homes,” Evans said.
Other items needed include:
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
- Home Depot
- Box Fans
- Cleaning Supplies
- Heavy Duty Extension Cords
- N95 Facemasks
- Granola Bars
- Protein Bars
- Bug Repellent
- Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
- New Gas Cans
Visit the church’s website for more information. The church is located at 13 SE 21st Place in Cape Coral.