ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (November 17, 2020) — Following the devastation of the flooding at Hiddenite Family Campground on November 12, the community has come together to help support those who lost their homes and belongings.
East Taylorsville Baptist Church has graciously agreed to partner with the Alexander County Department of Social Services and the Health Department to help prioritize the needs (medical, housing, food, clothing, etc.) of these impacted family members, and to manage monetary donations.
“We are so thankful to East Taylorsville Baptist Church for their partnership during this difficult time for these families,” said Linda Clements, Assistant DSS Director. “Our hearts to go out to these displaced families and to the families of the deceased. This has been a trying time for our county, and East Taylorsville Baptist Church stepped up to help our county agencies assist these families.”
To donate money through the church’s online portal, please visit www.continuetogive.com/hfcbenevolence and designate the amount you want to contribute. As of November 17, more than $66,000 has been donated online. Alternately, donations can be mailed to East Taylorsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box. 906, Taylorsville, NC 28681, and designate on the check: Hiddenite Family Campground.
In addition, if you would like to contribute non-perishable food, please drop off donations at the Christian Crisis Center. The center is located at 215 5th Ave SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
If you have new or gently-used clothing to donate, visit the Salvation Army Thrift Store, located at 226 Westgate Dr., Taylorsville, NC 28681. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For other donations or for more information, contact Alexander County DSS at (828) 632-1080, Alexander County Health Department at (828) 632-9704, or East Taylorsville Baptist Church at (828) 632-2564.