512 Main Street Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769
Jim contacted me last week regarding a 26' truck he had rented and was wanting to fill with food to take to Hancock County. After many emails among the Citizen Action Team database members, we found the food to fill the truck! Woo! I do love networking.
The plan was for him to contact the Hancock County Food Pantry to donate the food to them. I've not heard back yet, but honestly don't know if Jim has made it there yet. Will post the information as I get it.
Taken from their website:
KEN-TENN RELIEF TEAM, ORIGINALLY THE WILLIAMSBURG TRI-COUNTY RELIEF FUND, WAS ESTABLISHED TO AID THE GULF COAST AREA IN MISSISSIPPI AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA.
ON SEPTEMBER 12TH, JIM PAUL WENT TO BATON ROUGE AS A VOLUNTEER WITH NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS. HE WORKED FOR THREE WEEKS HELPING FAMILIES AT THE FIND FAMILY NATIONAL CALL CENTER. IT WAS HERE THAT HE LEARNED OF OTHER FAMILIES THAT WERE NOT RECEIVING THE ASSISTANCE THEY NEEDED. JIM VISITED WAVELAND, MS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, WHILE THERE HE REALIZED THAT RESIDENTS WERE IN DESPERATE NEED OF BASIC ESSENTIALS TO LIVE ON.
HE RETURNED HOME, TO WILLIAMSBURG, KY, AND ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, BEGAN MAKING CONTACTS WITH LOCAL CHURCHES. ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8:30PM, FRANKIE BALL, JENNIFER, JEFF, AND JONATHAN WYATT AND JIM PLANNED THE DETAILS FOR THEIR FIRST TRIP TO MISSISSIPPI.
IN FOUR DAYS, THEY RAISED $10,000 IN CASH DONATIONS FOR THE WAVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND VARIOUS OTHER CHARITIES IN THE AREA, $20,000 IN SUPPLIES AND DECIDED TO HEAD FOR THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST. THE GROUP WAS MADE UP OF JIM PAUL, FRANKIE BALL, TROY SHARP, JEFF WYATT, SHARON HENRY, AND JIM WALLACE.
ARRIVING IN THE GULF AREA ON THURSDAY, OCT. , WE SET UP OUR DISTRIBUTION AT THE HOME OF MRS. BETTY CREASY IN BAYSIDE, HANCOCK CO. MS. SINCE THEN THE GROUP HAS MADE 11 MORE TRIPS TO THE GULF COAST AREA AND DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN $500,000 IN SUPPLIES AND DONATIONS.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2006
WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH HELPING MEMA AND THE IRD. OFFICE IN GULFPORT, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. WE ARE TRYING TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE BACK IN THEIR HOMES AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE COAST GETS HIT WITH ANOTHER STORM. THIS WEEK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ MORE ABOUT THOSE WE ARE TRYING TO HELP IN OUR NEEDS SECTION.
PLEASE, THE NEED FOR WATER AND FOOD IS GREAT,
IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT US