UPDATE:It looks like the relief effort is pretty much over at this point, and finding ways to help is becoming very difficult. The community responded quickly and friends from all over the country joined in the efforts. It looks like the area is eager to rebuild what was lost and get back to some semblance of normalcy. Thanks to all who responded.
UPDATE:Thrive has been working in the Denmark/Huntersville area for the past week. Sunday afternoon we will be sending crews to a number of other sites in the greater Jackson area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific items we are needing to be donated.
UPDATE: You can see the latest official recovery information from Union at http://uurecovery.blogspot.com/
UPDATE:Thrive’s Wednesday services will proceed as scheduled.
UPDATE: You can see the latest official emergency information from Union at http://uuemergency.blogspot.com/
UPDATE: Right now, the Red Cross is saying that money, food and hygiene products are what is needed, but have not indicated how to handle funds. However, our church’s policy on things like this is to make checks payable to “Thrive Church”, and BE SURE to put “Jackson Tornado Relief” in the memo. We can then send money in bulk once the proper funding route is found.