Tornado victims picked up needed items at Lufkin church

By Morgan Thomas - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) –  The Red Cross and Lufkin's First United Methodist Church teamed up to distribute donations to tornado victims this weekend.

The Christian Life Center building on the First United Methodist Church's campus was completely turned into a Red Cross donation distribution point. volunteers from the church and Red Cross organized all the donations received after the tornado. Clothes and kitchen items were displayed through out the center so that tornado victims could find what they needed.

"This is such a giving community. Everybody is so generous and it feels good to be apart of it," said Ruth Cunigan, member and volunteer with F.U.M.C. Lufkin

"it's a blessing that the people brought out the stuff we need to help the community. Because a lot of people lost a lot of stuff and we appreciate the church doing this and the Red Cross," thanked Rejetta Blake, tornado victim.

The church and Red Cross volunteers distributed donations until 4:00 p.m. and were busy through out the day helping victims get what they need.

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