Among the chaos and destruction, businesses and volunteers are doing their part to help those in need. Many families lost so much from Monday night’s tornadoes. Thankfully, the community isn’t taking this crisis lying down and businesses and organizations are offering help to those affected by the storm. Eagle Point First Baptist Church in Jacksonville is helping families with babies.
The Sav-A-Life Baby Boutique is giving out diapers, formula, clothes, and other baby essentials. Women Services and Sav-A-Life Executive Director, Michelle Payne says it is all made possible by donations from people in the area. Sav-A-Life is accepting donations of clothing and necessities for babies newborn and up.
Some of those donations from Doctors with a Heart annually collect diapers for families in need during the month of February. This year the doctors and American Back Institute Director Dr. David Wade are bringing those donations for families affected by the tornadoes. Dr. Wade says offering these diapers to those in need is what community is all about.
Even the local high school is getting involved by offering people a place to shower. Jacksonville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Petersen says the Jacksonville High School gym will be open for the Jacksonville community on Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.