Knoxville church assembles care kits, collects water for flooding victims

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Another local church has stepped up to help families affected by recent flooding.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints says it will send teams to flooded homes and aid with cleanup. 127 youth volunteers worked to assemble 510 comfort care kits.

“They’re very happy and excited to do it and they felt very much a part of what everybody else is talking about as far as service so it gives them an opportunity,” said Leilani Branner, director of public affairs at Tennessee Stake. “I think you just gotta teach them young.”

The church is also collecting water with two drop-off locations open this week.

You can give through Friday at Grayson Subaru at 8729 Kingston Pike from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

You can also drop off water at Salon Yeager at 6618 Kingston Pike Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Church volunteers will bring the donations to the Red Cross.

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