KY churches assisting in neighborhood checks during high temps | News
DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE)- A church group is working with Owensboro-Daviess County Emergency Officials to make sure everyone stays safe in this heat.
Churches volunteering with Rushing Wind Church of God in Owensboro aren't just talking the talk. they're walking the walk.
"Our goal through the whole heat wave process is to make sure nobody dies," said Evelyn McCarty with Americorps, EM.
The Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters group with Daviess County Emergency Management will continue these residential checks, adopting a neighborhood and stopping at each home.
"The church is open if anyone needs to get in and out of the heat," said Rushing Wind church of God Pastor Gregory Maize.
Emergency Management says staying proactive by doing these checks can help save lives.
"We don't want it to get any worse we don't want our hospitals to be over burdened," McCarty said.
And Pastor Maize says they're more than happy to help.
"It totally fits in with what we're trying to do here at Rushing Wind Church of God, and gives us an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors," he said.
The biggest concern, Maize says, is Saturday, going into a third day in a row with scorching weather.
"And as it wanes on, they, they begin to succumb to feeling bad and getting kind of sick and they begin to realize at that point they need to go someplace and get out of the heat."
Officials say if you belong to a church wanting to adopt a neighborhood, call the Emergency Management Office in Daviess County at 270- 685-8448
The Owensboro Salvation Army is also conducting welfare checks during this dangerous heat wave.
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