Cornerstone Christian School starts tornado relief campaign

Published 9:10 am Thursday, April 28, 2011

By BRAD GASKINS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – Cornerstone Christian School is collecting non-perishable food, clothing, batteries, coolers and water to send to areas of the state hit by Wednesday’s tornado outbreak.

“We’re just trying to coordinate Columbiana and Wilsonville’s efforts to help the victims,” Cornerstone’s Cyndi Sims said.

Jason Edmondson of the Calera Fire Department is on Cornerstone’s board, Sims said, and will coordinate the collection efforts with Shelby County’s Emergency Management Agency.

Collected items will be shipped to tornado-ravaged areas on an almost daily basis, Sims said.

“The first place he’s going is Cullman, but after that we’re not sure,” Sims said.

Coolers and batteries are especially needed.

Items will be collected through the end of next week and can be dropped off at the school, located at 24975 Highway 25. For more information, call the school at 669-7777.