Church members gathered and packed supplies donated for those hit hard by flooding on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18). (Submitted)

Church members gathered and packed supplies donated for those hit hard by flooding on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18). (Submitted)

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church, Locality gather large number of donations

Members made the call out earlier this week and the general public responded in a big way

Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church made the call out earlier this week for supplies to aid those hit hard in Abbotsford by flooding, and the general public responded in a big way.

CHC partnered with the team at Locality and their location on Montvue Aveue reached capacity with donations on both Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18).

“Donations came in from all over Abbotsford and beyond and have filled the entirety of our former office wing of the Central Heights Facility,” stated CHC associate pastor Jesse Wilson. “One volunteer noted how people were driving from Vancouver to donate food. Another figured we’ve got three large classrooms full of donations. Our team has been incredibly inspired and encouraged to see generosity at such a large scale.”

Volunteers also moved and sorted donations as large trucks arrived throughout both days. According to Wilson, at one point there were 16 full pallets of goods that arrived at once.

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