Locals Helping OK Vicims

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Updated: 5/31/2013 11:09 am
        The Morrisons say they felt called upon to open up a thrift store mission in Dunlap five years ago and have been serving the community ever since.
        Now, Debbie Morrison feels their calling is taking them further than their small town.
       "I felt like the Lord was telling us to go to Oklahoma," Morrison said,  "I think because the tornado situation touches my heart personally because I'm from Tuscaloosa where there's a lot of Tornadoes."
        They've been collecting linens and towels for the past week but they want more than enough to fill up their van and trailer.
        "What I've seen is your life's changed almost forever. That starting over isn't as easy as everyone thinks. The linens is a basic necessity and you have to have linens to start a new home," she said.
        Debbie says they plan to head out Wednesday, and when they get there she'll know right where to go.
        "We know that the best thing we do is find the Red cross which is always easy to find and they will point us to where the community has set up a drop spot," Morrison said.
        But in order to spread the supplies to victims, they need people here to spread the word.
        "If one tells five and they bring things in that's five people donated then we're really gonna have a lot of things to take to everyone," said Morrison.
     The Morissons say when they hold the drive on Tuesday, they'll also need boxes, tape, and markers, and volunteers to help sort and load the supply.
     You can also drop off donations at Crye-Leike office on Highway 153 in Hixson.
     For more information on how you can visit Serenity Pointe's website.  www.serenitypointe.org

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martin2006 - 5/31/2013 10:25 AM
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Serenity Pointe does such a wonderful outreach in their community as well as a total of 4 counties. Please support them in doing an outreach for our country. We are all struck with tragedy at one time or another and it really can make a difference to see someone that really cares. I've been a part of them and supported them since the beginning. Please visit their website at www.serenitypoint.org you can donate there or drop off your items at the Serenity Thrift & Bargain Center in Dunlap. Also the Crye-Leike in Hixson is allowing you to drop your items there as well for those who can't come across the mountain. Feel free to call them if you have any questions 423-949-7068 Office, or 423-949-7197 Store. If you are unable to donate please continue to pray for the Oklahoma Victims in the days, weeks and months to come. Also remember they will be leaving June 5th, pray for a safe trip. Prayer always makes the difference.
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