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Region 8 church feeding flood victims

Historic flooding damaged around 60,000 homes in Louisiana. (Source: CNN) Historic flooding damaged around 60,000 homes in Louisiana. (Source: CNN)
Allen Elkins, pastor of Central Community Church in Harrisburg. (Source: KAIT) Allen Elkins, pastor of Central Community Church in Harrisburg. (Source: KAIT)
HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 church is planning to feed those who have lost their homes and belongings to floodwaters in Louisiana.

The Central Community Church in Harrisburg began planning the project Sunday and it has since taken off.

Church members will go to Walker, Louisiana during Labor Day weekend to provide meals and assistance to residents there.

They will be working with a sister church and Mighty Mountain Moving Ministry to prepare food on site as well as deliver meals to houses who are cleaning up damage.

Pastor Allen Elkins said as believers in Christ they are called to help others.

“We want to love everyone,” Elkins said. “And when people are hurting it is critical that the church be there to help.”

The church will be taking donations Saturday at the Hays Plaza in Paragould, the Walmart parking lot in Newport, and the Sears parking lot in Jonesboro from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

They will also take donations at the Jonesboro Sears from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Monday through Thursday leading up to Labor Day weekend.

Elkins said they are in need of all types of cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, food, and hygiene items.

They are also asking for a large trailer to be dropped off at the Jonesboro location to take the donations in.

If you have any questions or are interested in helping, you can contact Elkins at (870) 692-1318.

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