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Centralia sends help to Texas, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:50 am

Bill Grace, Pastor Bill Schnackenberg and Cathi Grace assembling hygiene kits for disaster victims.

Bill Grace, Pastor Bill Schnackenberg and Cathi Grace assembling hygiene kits for disaster victims.

Though Texas and Florida’s hurricanes and floods are thousands of miles from Centralia, they are not far from the hearts of at least one group of people in Centralia.

In the modern-looking church at the east end of Tarr Street volunteers from  grade-school to retirement-age  worked together to pack emergency supplies to help their neighbors in need to the south.

At the end of 10 day’s of volunteer time, including a pair Sunday

Pastor Bill Schnackenber with some of the filled buckets

Pastor Bill Schnackenber with some of the filled buckets

morning after service meetings the  numerous volunteers of the Centralia United Methodist Church had packed 23 bright-orange five-gallon buckets with emergency hygiene and cleaning kits for thousands of victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma along their paths of destruction in Florida and Texas.

Each bucket was stenciled with the simple motto: “Let’s Do This.”

The cleaning kits, said Bill Schnackenberg, Centralia United Methodist’s pastor contain:

For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.