POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — As several counties start to clean up from this weekend’s flooding, a Powell County church wants to help.
Several counties in the area saw floodwater up to people’s waists, cars underwater, and homes with severe damage on Sunday.
Pastor Jimmy Cole tells LEX 18 that he saw a woman’s Facebook post that hit him really hard.
“It said, ‘Something that I’ve worked so hard for, and just in a matter of seconds, it’s gone,'” he said.
That is when he decided that his church, Harbor Light Worship Center, had to reach out, not only to the woman’s family, but to anyone who’s affected.
Cole said that they have a warehouse full of food and they have recently started working with a company that supplies furniture and household items.
It is all sitting there, ready to get loaded into the truck and be delivered.
“We have volunteers that just love to help people. They want to do whatever they can do, and ho where they need to go,” said Cole.
In the next few days, the church will work with county officials to figure out when they can start bringing over the donations. In the meantime, they ask that people not hesitate to reach out.
“Don’t feel backwards about saying, ‘Hey, I need help.’ It’s the bad part of saying you don’t need help when you do. We’re here to help,” said Cole.