Fort Wayne churches unite for Michael relief effort

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A group of Fort Wayne churches is partnering up to help the survivors of Hurricane Michael. Rick Hawks, Senior Pastor of The Chapel, tells WOWO News they’re gathering a number of necessary items for those who lost everything:

“We’ll be collecting through Wednesday,” Hawks says. “The hope is that the truck will leave Fort Wayne on Thursday. The Chapel has taken an active role in disaster relief ever since Hurricane Katrina, and we found that the first response is usually for basic needs.”

Specifically, the collection effort is gathering 18-gallon plastic totes, nonperishable food items, water, and diapers and feminine hygiene products.

You can drop off donations at the following locations on or before October 24th:

All greater Fort Wayne YMCAs

Blackhawk Ministries
7400 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Brookside Church
6102 Evard Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Emmanuel Community Church
12222 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814

New Covenant Community Church
3420 E Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

The Chapel
2505 W. Hamilton Road South
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Wallen Baptist Church
1001 W. Wallen Road
Fort Wayne, In 46825

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