Tornado survivors get new furniture

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WEHT) — With help from the Dayspring Outreach Center, survivors of the Dec. 10 tornado in Dawson Springs are putting the pieces together, one piece of furniture at a time. Thanks to donations from the Christ in Action group, Dayspring received a tractor-trailer full of lightly used furniture and worked with furniture stores in Paducah to also provide new furniture to those in need.

“I’m so humbled,” says Dayspring senior pastor Kathy Redden, “that God chose us to help meet at least some of their needs. It means everything.

Redden says a line was already forming at 7 a.m. for the free furniture drive which started at 9 a.m. The event was on a first-come, first-served basis, but there were certain limits on the number of large items to ensure that everyone who showed up received something they needed.

“Whether it was a coffee table, a recliner, or a piece of furniture, they were grateful and appreciated everything we did,” says Scott Woodruff, children’s pastor at Dayspring.

This event helped 65 households to furnish their homes with items such as sofas and chairs, ovens and stoves, as well as small tables and lamps. Currently, there are no furniture drives planned for Dayspring, but Redden tells us that it’s not out of the question that they will receive enough donations in the future to support such an event.

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