SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Two churches in the area have teamed up to provide those impacted by the recent tornado with a way to easily get essentials. 

Grace Church in Noblesville, Indiana, and Sullivan First Christian Church in Sullivan, Indiana are bringing the Mobile Pantry by the Grace Center to Sullivan individuals and families in need. The Mobile Pantry is a 53-foot-long trailer that has been supplied with free groceries and other necessary household items. 

As the deadly tornado that touched down in Sullivan County on Friday, March 31 destroyed over 200 homes and buildings in the area, many residents were left without essentials like food and water. 

One of the buildings that was destroyed was a local food pantry that has since closed due to the tornado. To help serve the community, the Mobile Pantry will be on-site at the Sullivan First Christian Church on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28 to provide important items to up to 400 families. 

Those interested in using the Mobile Pantry should register ahead of their visit here. 

“We are honored to partner with Sullivan First Christian Church to bring relief to families in need,” said Marcus Casteel, Pastor of Engagement at Grace Church. “Our hope is to have the Mobile Pantry available to respond to disasters in the state, and this partnership with Sullivan First Christian Church is an important step in fulfilling that vision.” 

In an effort to raise additional funds, Grace Church is also working to support the Mobile Pantry throughout the summer to provide more relief for the people of Sullivan.

Those interested in making donations can donate online here.

  • About Grace Church: Located in Noblesville, IN, Grace Church is a non-denominational church that serves thousands of people per week through ministry for all ages. Built on the belief that every person is created and loved by God with a purpose, Grace Church aims to make disciples of Jesus and launch them into the mission of God.
  • About Sullivan First Christian Church: Sullivan First Christian Church has a vision built on the foundation of the Word of God. They seek to help each person grow spiritually through a process that connects them with God, with others, and in worship. 
  • About The Grace Care Center: Since 2012, as a ministry of Grace Church, the Grace Care Center serves nearly 1,000 families per week in dignifying and sustainable ways by providing four distinct services; a choice food pantry, English classes, referral services, and vehicle services. For more information, visit the Grace Care Center website.