Photos of RLC and partner organizations bringing relief to neighbors

Resurrection Brings Relief to Neighbors

Friday, Feb. 18: Resurrection joined efforts with Perry Township Schools and Douglas MacArthur Kindergarten Academy (DMKA) to help students, their families, and other residents at the Capital Place apartment complex after water was shut off to the complex. Water was shut off at both Capital Place and Berkley Commons on Thursday due to unpaid bills by the property management company. Over 700 Perry Township students live between the two apartment communities.

Several DMKA and Burkhart Elementary students reside at Capital Place Apartments—both are RLC partner schools in our Weekender Backpack Ministry program. The response with help was swift. It started with a phone call at on Friday at noon from DMKA Principal Nicole Jewell to Resurrection member Julie Jessee. After multiple phone calls and texts between Nicole Jewell, Byron Daugherty, Pastor Ryan Bailey, and Second Helpings, the wheels were in motion.

  • Second Helpings quickly gathered bottled water and no-prep food items which were loaded into Byron’s pickup truck.
  • Food items were pulled from our Weekender inventory to add to bags of water and food organized by DMKA to be sent home with each Kindergartner.
  • School staff contacted parents to advise them to meet their children at the bus stop to carry the heavy bags. The DMKA Principal even rode the bus with her students to distribute the bags to parents!

By 3:45 p.m., Byron and Julie were distributing water and food to parents waiting for their children and other residents throughout the complex. Pastor Ryan joined the efforts and when the water was gone, he went to Kroger to purchase all the water his vehicle could hold. (Thanks to Kroger management for allowing him to purchase well beyond their quantity limit.) By 5 p.m. distribution was wrapped up.

Fortunately, Friday evening a Marion County Judge ordered the water restored and most residents had water running by midnight. The residents were so grateful for the community support that helped them until their water was back in service.

Resurrection is thankful for our community connections that allow us to live our core value of Being Christ Within Our Community.

Contact: Julie Jessee,

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