As you probably remember, we sent the flood cleanup buckets we had put together down to our sister congregation, Bridges of Grace UCC in Charleston, WV following the devastating flooding down there in June. Well, they have another request and we’re going to try to help them out with it. We received the following note from Rev. Kay Albright, the pastor at Bridges of Grace
The floods in West Virginia have been devastating in many areas. Bridges of Grace UCC, Charleston, WV has a connection to the High School music program in Clendenin. They lost everything from music to band instruments. We are fundraising and gathering musical instruments for them.
We know there are a lot of folks who played instruments in Jr High and High School (or just loved music) who have instruments collecting dust in the attic or that back closet. Here is a chance to help those who lost everything. During the month of August, we’re going to collect those instruments that you don’t play anymore and/or money to help out these high school kids in West Virginia. If the instruments are playable (or can easily and inexpensively be made playable again) please bring them to church. If you’d rather just give money to help them buy music and music stands, we’ll take that, too, just mark the check “WV music” in the memo line. Once we’ve got it all together, we’ll get it all down to Bridges of Grace UCC so they can get it to the high school. So, check out that back closet, talk to your neighbors, call your friends, let’s help these kids out.