The theme for this year’s Church at a Car Show is, “A Tribute to the Teachers: Honoring the Educators in Our Community.” We will be inviting educators from our community to take part in our festivities, including selecting some special car show awards. These year’s Car Show Awards include: Principal’s Honor Roll, Teacher’s Pet, A+, and Golden Ruler. For more information about this year’s car show, go to our event page HERE.
This Tuesday and Thursday evening, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, we will be opening our church doors to the community to come and take advantage of the bounty of donations we received for the Twin Oaks Apartment fire victims. We have helped about half of those families and are in contact with the rest, so the remaining donations are being made available to anyone in need.
In order to make this possible, we are calling for volunteers this Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday the big push will be to organize everything between 10 am and 2 pm, so as many of you that can come during that time will be welcomed! Then Tuesday and Thursday night, from 4 to 7 pm, we need volunteers to help with handing out donations.
We don’t want to pass up the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ to our city! We encourage those of you that can to take advantage of this great opportunity to meet people from our community and embody Christ in this special way.
We have been able to help about half of the individuals and families displaced by the Twin Oaks apartment fire, and we know who the other half are and will be in contact with them. Even after we reach out to them, because of the community’s generosity, we have an incredible amount of donations left to give out.
In order to put these donations to good use, we are opening these up to the community this Tuesday (4:00 to 7:00 PM) and Thursday (4:00 to 7:30 PM). Please pass the word that we will be welcoming anyone who has a need for these items from our city and beyond. We have clothes, shoes, coats, blankets, as well as many other items. Additionally, Thursday we will have a special visit from Santa Claus himself!
Volunteers are welcomed on both days to help with the distribution. Additionally, volunteers are also needed on Tuesday during the day, beginning at 10 am until around 2 pm, to help sort and arrange donations for Tuesday and Thursday night.
Regarding new donations, we ask that you call us first before coming by. We are not taking in any more clothes or small items, but we do have a list of needs from the families, which includes bigger items such as furniture. Our number is 816-380-4604.
If you want to make a monetary donation, you can do so through Hawthorne Bank in Harrisonville. The Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance has an account there and will be collecting funds to go towards those affected by the fire at Twin Oaks Apartment. You can also drop off checks written to the Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance at the HMA Thrift Store (1405 South Commercial St.) or here at the Nazarene Church this Tuesday or Thursday.
(updated at 3:50 pm, 12/16/16)
Thank you for the outpouring of love from the people of Harrisonville! The Red Cross was here yesterday (Thursday) to give away vouchers for housing and food to the families affected by the fire, so we are not housing any at this moment.
What we need now is help getting the word out to the families affected that they can come to the Harrisonville Church of the Nazarene to get clothes, toiletries, coats, shoes, etc. In fact, the response from our community has been so overwhelming we are opening doors to other families in need of warm clothes and other items. Our church will be open for people to come and pick out things from 12-6pm on Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturday. If you can pass the word along that would be most helpful.
Here is a list of some specific needs right now: laundry detergent, toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors for men/women), combs, brushes, hair ties, diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, towels, wash-cloths, dishes, pain relievers, reading glasses, new underwear (all sizes), bras (all sizes), Depends (XL), coffee, cat litter, cat food, cat boxes, laundry baskets, storage tubs.
As we work with the families over the next few days we will be making a list of needs and getting those out to people who can help. Feel free to contact us in the coming days to see other ways we can continue to provide support to the families. You can also contact our school district – they will know which families with children were affected.
Lastly, if you are wanting to give a monetary donation, you can give through the Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance. Make a check out to the HMA and mark it “Fire Victims,” or stop by Hawthorne Bank in Harrisonville and let them know you want to donate for this cause.