Henderson church fills semi for Hurricane Harvey relief

A post on social media that led to so much more. 

“I lived here my whole life, I’ve never met any of these people never even heard of this church,” said Henderson resident Josh Littrell.

Wanting to give back to hurricane victims, Littrell posted on Facebook, trying to find a way to make it happen.

After going through a web of friends, the answer led straight back to his hometown.

Finding River of Life Church who was willing to spread the word and a trucking company, Bluegrass Transport and Expeditors, who would provide 53 feet of storage to transport all the donations.

“We are a business that came out of the ashes and this is our effort to give back,” said Bluegrass President and Owner Barry McGarrh.

“It’s hard to fill a semi and we’ve almost done that in a week,” said Littrell.

Since Tuesday the church has been flooded with donations.

“Wow, we’ve got a list in there it’s been so many. It’s not just churches, it’s people, organizations and local businesses. The list goes on,” said River of Life pastor Shane Amar.

Full of individuals just wanting to lend a helping hand.

Many saying it’s important to come together in a time our nation needs it most.

“There’s so much division in our nation. If it’s not one thing it’s something else but people are coming together regardless of that because we know people are making a difference,” said Amar.

The group helping load donations took a moment to pray, hopefully sending the semi on its way on Monday.

“You see this and everyone comes together and you’re like wow it can really happen. Everybody really can come together and not care about anything else besides trying to get someone help that needs it,” said Littrell. 

They’re hoping to get the truck as full as possible, so if donations are still being delivered tomorrow, they will wait to head out.

(This article was originally published September 3, 2017)


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