As communities in Elkhart County, Ind., experience rising flood waters this week, Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor), is ready to help. An article in the Goshen, Ind., News notes that several people took advantage of the opportunity to stay at the church Wednesday night, which is serving as an American Red Cross-designated emergency shelter. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Flood victims find shelter
Several other families displaced by the flooding were taking shelter at the American Red Cross-designated emergency center at Grace Community Church, just down the street from First Baptist at C.R. 36 and C.R. 21.
According to Red Cross officials, 43 people stayed in the Elkhart shelter Wednesday night. Grace Community Church had five people Thursday and was prepared to accept at least 75 more people Thursday, but situations were fluctuating so that number was expected to drop.
Goshen church provides shelter for people forced out of homes by flooding
A Goshen church is providing shelter for people forced out of their homes by flooding.
Until now, there were two shelters — one each in Elkhart and Goshen feeding and housing flood victims.
Two Salvation Army locations, the Red Cross and Grace Community Church are working together to help.
WNDU 16 also reported on the event. Below is a portion of their story, along with a link to the news story. Click here to read the complete article.
Goshen flooding closes businesses, organizations give back
Goshen has lowered its travel warning now to a travel advisory, but there are still a lot of places around the area where you need to be careful. … Folks from Forge Industrial Staffing donated lunch to volunteers helping with the flood relief in Goshen.
They met at Grace Community Church, which is also serving as a shelter for people forced from their homes.
They brought in a variety of snacks including fruit and pizza as a way to say thank you for all of the help during this difficult time.
“We saw a need in the community to help out those in need so we wanted to be able to do something so we thought what better way to make people feel a little more normal than to provide some food and water and some snacks,” said Nick Hajicek, manager of operations at Forge Industrial Staffing.
“Many of us have been touched in one way or another or know someone that’s been touched by the floods that’s happened so we just wanted to make sure we’re doing our little part just to help,” said Amanda Searer, a staffing consultant at Forge Industrial Staffing.
Grace Community Church can hold nearly 200 people or more if necessary for however long they need it.