As relief efforts continue, I’ve come across three really neat ways to help Arkansas tornado victims. I know many of you have worked all week and have made plans to volunteer this weekend in disaster areas, so I thought I’d share these ideas with you.
Five Gallon Bucket Ice Chests. I saw I guy from my church do this on Tuesday – such a brilliant idea. Cold drinks are few and far between, so this idea gives them a nice cold Gatorade (which they prefer over water) and a bucket they can use after they are finished with the drinks.
Prayers on Sacks. Also on Tuesday, I saw a group of kids had written prayers on small paper sacks and then filled them with lunch items. On Wednesday, I had my middle school group do the same thing with large paper sacks. People were moved to tears reading these.
Rent a Food Truck. This one is a little more costly, but a very great idea. Groups have simply hired a food truck to set up in a devastated neighborhood and provide meals free of charge to residents and workers.
Also, after spending a day in the office on Wednesday, I was back out today. Here’s a few photos from Mayflower: