How to Help Vilonia AR in the Aftermath of a Tornado

I know at least one of the big reasons God planted my family in this community a little over a year ago.

Esther 4:14

14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Our family is a cog. A go-between. An ambassador. A contact from you to them. An adversary. We are ministers of Reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[b] the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

If you prefer to give to someone you know, the valley church {our church plant} has set up an online giving site HERE. We plan to use these funds to help the community and possibly start to rebuild a meeting space.

download and print the list below HERE {as well as some added info for volunteers}

DONATION LOCATION (Vilonia)

Beryl Baptist Church (873 Main St, Vilonia, AR 72173)
-Food and supplies (no clothes)

Point of Grace Baptist Church (767 Hwy. 64 B, Conway, AR 72032)
-Money, food, clothes, and supplies

Vilonia Church of Christ
(893 Main Street, Vilonia, AR 72173)
-Face masks
-Sunscreen
-Bottled Water/Drinks
-Work Gloves
-Storage Tubs with Lids (the lids are important!)
-Trash Bags
-Shovels and other Hand Tools
-Gift Cards
-Snack Foods (Individually wrapped, no cooking needed)
-Fuel for camp stoves

The Valley Church (PO Box 152 Vilonia AR 72173)
-gift cards
-money
-small supplies

DONATION LOCATION (Conway)

The Ministry Center will be accepting donations Tues-Thursday from 9-3
701 Polk St. (near Oak & Harkrider) Conway, AR 72034
-Non-perishable food items (easy open/easy prep)
-Baby formula
-Diapers
-Wipes
-Hand sanitizer
-Tarps (preferably large)
-Work gloves
-Heavy duty trash bags
-Plastic storage containers
-Batteries
-Flashlights
-New blankets
-New pillows
-Towels
-Personal hygiene items of all kinds
-Bottled water
-Over the counter meds
-First aide supplies

New Life Church Conway campus and GLR campus are taking donations of ALL kinds.
(8000 Chrystal Hill Rd. NLR, Ar)

The Vintage Marketplace
(444 Hwy 64 E, Conway, AR)
Our store will be a drop off point from 10-2 each day for supplies and non perishable items needed for tornado relief in Vilonia. Items needed at this time: plastic storage bins with lids, gallon buckets, work gloves, shovels, rakes, trash bags, flash lights, batteries, bottled water, non perishable snacks, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, and any items you think would help in clean up. Also needing kerosine lamps, candles, lighters, pillows, blankets, towels, and toiletries.
*A trailer full of flashlights, batteries, snacks, etc. can be picked up at Sweet Heat BBQ on the intersection of Hwy 64 & 107/Naylor Rd.

FEEDING CENTER

Select sources of food are scattered along Hwy 64/Main St
BBQ Lunch and Dinner will be provided at Vilonia First Baptist on Wed., April 30th
(1206 Main Street, Vilonia, AR)

RED CROSS EMERGENCY SHELTERS

(The shelters are providing cots, blankets and food for the displaced residents.)
Beryl Baptist Church (873 Main St, Vilonia)
Mars Hill Church of Christ (1028 County Line Road, Vilonia)
Point of Grace Baptist Church (767 Hwy. 64 B, Conway)
St. Joe’s Catholic Church (1115 College Ave., Conway)
Oak Bowery Baptist Church (889 Otto Road, Conway)
Antioch Baptist Church (150 Amity Road, Conway)

MONEY DONATIONS

Salvation Army
-Donations can be made online at http://salvationarmyaok.org/caac/

-By phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY(1-800-725-2769).

-You can also text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes."*

-Donations in the form of checks designated to Arkansas Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:The Salvation ArmyPO Box 738North Little Rock, AR 72115-0738

TORNADO VICTIM/WORKER CHILDCARE

"Gentle Hands Learning Center is extending our facility to you. If you need childcare while helping out, or if your home is destroyed, I personally want to welcome you to our center. This is my way of returning the blessing that we received 3 years ago; as being in the middle of repairing and dealing with insurance 3 years ago myself. My heart and prayers are with each and everyone that has been affected by this. God bless each and everyone of you."

Gentle Hands Learning Center
1003 Main Street.
Vilonia, AR 72173
796-8878 (After hours phone 501-514-4475)
Due to the curfew hours we are open
7:00am to 6:00pm Monday-Friday

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  1. Hey, we left a small donation on your site… Praying for you guys and we will do more if we can!
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    • You are too sweet! Your gift was a sizable one in my eyes. I just love that God allowed us to meet via this crazy internet.
      God told us a long time ago that the valley will live on the small gifts of many not the large gifts of a few and we wouldn’t have it ay other way. Thank you so much!!!

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