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First Baptist organizations flood relief drive

Collecting supplies for distribution in affected areas

By Jeremy D. Wells

Carter County Times

The First Baptist Church of Olive Hill is working with churches in areas impacted by flooding to distribute flood cleanup kits to those on the ground in those communities. 

Landon T. Copley, pastor of First Baptist, put out the call on social media Monday, asking for folks to donate supplies or funds for the recovery. 

“First Baptist Church will be facilitating the collection of Flood Cleanup Kits in Olive Hill and the surrounding area,” Copley said. 

The cleanup efforts are being organized through the Pike Association of Southern Baptists, and Copley said the SBC Disaster Relief Teams “will need more supplies in the coming weeks.” 

Items needed for each cleanup kit include:

  • five-gallon plastic pails with lids
  • 14 inch push brooms
  • 9 inch upright sweeping brooms
  • 20 ounce cotton mops
  • sponges
  • respirator masks
  • leather palm work gloves
  • nitrile gloves
  • 3 ply contractor garbage bags
  • 14 inch floor squeegees
  • 7 inch scrub brushes
  • 32 ounch all-purpose surface cleaner concentrates
  • 2 each 4-piece 52 inch handles for brooms, mops, etc. 

“If you, your church, small group, or others would like to put together one or a few of these kits, they can be dropped off here at First Baptist Chuch over the next two weeks,” Copley said. “If you cannot put together a whole kit, you may also donate certain items on the list.” 

Or, he added, “you may also purchase gift cards to Walmart, Lowe’s, or Rural King.” 

Copley said the final day of collection will be Sunday, August 14, with items delivered to our local association the following week. 

If you would like to help, you can email Copley at landontcopley@gmail.com, or reach him through the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill. 

Copley has also asked everyone who can to share his post on social media, and to spread awareness of their supply drive for the communities struggling to pick up and move forward after this deadly natural disaster. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com 



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