Local Church Lending a Helping Hand to Tornado Survivors
Jackson, TN. (WNBJ)-
Jackson First Assembly Church began their donation drive today. Collecting non-perishable food items, dog food, toiletries, and other essential items for tornado victims. Gary Martin the Senior Pastor at Jackson First Assembly decided to start the drive to lend a helping hand to our neighboring states and counties. Gary Martin (Senior Pastor Jackson First Assembly) stated, “we felt like we needed to help. We have the ability to do so, and the community always rallies and comes together. So, we wanted to pitch in and do our part.”
Johnny Byrd Lead Pastor at Legacy Church in Bartlett, Tennessee drove an hour to Jackson today to donate items collected by his church congregation. Johnny Byrd (Legacy Church Lead Paster) informed us, “when we saw the devastation that happened in Mayfield, Kentucky and Dresden, Tennessee, and all the other places that were impacted locally and in our area, we knew it was the responsibility of believers and the church to meet needs.”
Jackson First Assembly Church is hoping to fill up a tractor trailer full of essential items to give tornado victims in Mayfield, Kentucky. On day one of the donation drive it’s already looking like one tractor may not be enough. Gary Martin (Senior Pastor Jackson First Assembly) emphasized, “this is great. This is more than what I anticipated on the first day considering this is the first day we’ve been able to collect. So, I’m looking forward to seeing what god’s going to do through this.”
Pastor Byrd wanted to let tornado survivors know. Johnny Byrd (Legacy Church Lead Paster) stated, “you are not alone. You have God, and the people of God, and your neighbors, and you family, standing with you. To walk through this journey with you. These people did not give simply because they think it’s the right thing to do. They did it because, they are enabled in their heart by a creator who say’s love each other as I have loved you. You are not alone.”
The donation drive will last for two weeks, and anyone interested in donating can call (731-668-5547) to schedule a drop-off time with Jackson First Assembly.