Columbus gives storm victims 30,000 pounds of items

Genesis Church held an event Thursday to give away 30,000 pounds of supplies to the tornado victims.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 8:30 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2019 8:48 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Volunteers at the Genesis Church in Columbus gave away 30,000 pounds of items Thursday to tornado victims in need.

Volunteers and organizations came together to package and deliver items of food, water and hygiene products.

Volunteers helping in the aftermath of Columbus tornado (Nicole Dantzler)

The Genesis Church and the Kingdom Vision Church partnered with Starbucks, Lowe's, The Salvation Army and others to prepare the event.

R.J. Matthews, pastor of the Kingdom Vision Church, said, "Let's keep doing this Columbus. I think we can find that this is Columbus at our best — serving, helping, partnering and teaming up to make this city all that it can be."

Darren Leach, pastor of Genesis Church, said, "It's one thing to do a one time event. It's another thing to recognize that poverty is not a one time event. So we're hoping this is a kickstart to something that will last forever."

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