Aurora church collects underwear for Hurricane Harvey victims

Elevation Christian Church collecting through 9/10
Posted at 11:45 AM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 19:37:52-04

AURORA, Colo. – Donations are pouring into Texas. Still, Hurricane Harvey victims are in dire need of underwear.

Without basic necessities, parishioners at Elevation Christian Church pointed to health concerns that usually arise with major flooding conditions.

Scott Bloyer, lead pastor at Elevation Christian Church, started an underwear drive Sunday morning. He partnered with Journey Christian Church in Greeley for this donation effort.

“We have heard that this is a huge need,” Bloyer said.

He mentioned that when met with evacuation, most people grab important documents like passports, birth certificates, or pictures. Underwear is not always at the top of that list.

His church collected undergarments Sunday, and will continue accepting donations until September 10 at its 15600 East Alameda Parkway location.

Bloyer said the organization he is working with prefers Hanes or Fruit of the Loom for kids to adults, all genders and sizes. “This is just a practical way that we can help,” Bloyer said.

He added, people can drop off new and unused underwear at Elevation Christian Church in Aurora, “Just look for the big orange cross," he said.

Misty Beyer and her two young kids dropped off donations Sunday morning.

“It's something you don't think about -- that people might need underwear or those other, you know, just normal every day supplies that you don't give a second thought to,” she said.

Beyer used her donation as a teaching moment for her son and daughter. “We showed them images from the flood of kids getting out of there and explained how they were losing everything.”

She added the items they’ve donated will help the victims with much more than personal hygiene -- that the new undergarments would give people there a bit of their dignity back.

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