Small church becomes a post-tornado lifeline

Items, volunteers flow in, head out

Posted: May 9, 2014 at 5:36 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA SUE GERRITS - 05/08/2014 - Elizabeth Smith, referred to as Miss Liz, runs through the parking lot to speak with men from Haymarket, Virginia with Park Valley Church Disaster Relief bringing donated supplies for those affected by the April 27th tornado. Smith has become the unofficial coordinator for Pleasant Valley Baptist Church's volunteer hub on Kanis Rd. near Ferndale, Paron, and Little Rock.

At Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in western Pulaski County, thousands of bottles of water line the inside and outside of a small building holding donations for victims of the April 27 tornado and for the volunteers helping clean up the debris.

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