Adalynne Robbins wants to provide comfort and supplies for those who need it most.
“I saw there were a couple of floods going on in Michigan (in May) and I was talking about the Gold Award with people at my church, and they brought up there is a disaster relief program that goes through North American Lutheran Church,” Robbins said. “Around 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes and came back to lots of damage that needed to be cleaned up.”
During the pandemic, the supplies might be even harder to get if an area is hit with a natural disaster, Robbins said.
Robbins, who will be a sophomore at Noblesville High School, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project to college disaster relief supplies by partnering with the NALC disaster relief fund. The award is the highest award for community service and is equivalent to an Eagle Scout Project for Boy Scouts of America.
Robbins, a member of Troop 757, is holding collection dates from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18 and 25 at her church, Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Rd., Noblesville.
“I’ve set up a GoFundMe to go and buy extra supplies so they don’t have to go buy the supplies,” he said.
A list of items Robbins is collecting are on her church web page, bethellutheranchurch.com/gold_award_disaster_relief_project. She is collecting supplies for health, school and cleaning kits. She also will use the donated funds for Bibles to include in the kits.
“The U.S. Dept. of Housing states that it can take up to two to three years to rebuild after a hurricane,” she said. “The problem with water damage is that it takes time to dry out the wood. The longer it takes to clean out debris and furniture, the longer it takes to dry out the wood.”
The Gold Award requires 80 hours of work on the project.
To contribute to the GoFundMe page, visit bit.ly/2Ze2IX8.