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.
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."
- Columbus gives storm victims 30,000 pounds of items
- Shelters open for storm victims in Columbus, Tupelo, Calhoun County
- Columbus continues storm debris removal
- Columbus residents continue storm recovery
- UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Columbus shooting
- UPDATE: Victim identified in Columbus fatal shooting
- Columbus is registering tornado victims for relief
- Police: Two shooting victims found in Columbus
- Local restaurant helps storm victims
- Columbus Air Force Base remembers Monroe County shooting victim