Local church delivering supplies to Louisiana flooding victims

Posted at 9:41 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 22:59:35-04

A Milwaukee pastor is reaching out to flood victims in Louisiana. Dr. Nathaniel Stampley was busy loading donated supplies at his church on Friday August 19th. He's accepting donations through the weekend at Heritage International Ministries.

Dr. Stampley is collecting items for flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Stampley plans to drive a truckload of donations Tuesday August 23rd. The 65-year-old was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He shares, "I have a brother and a host of nieces and nephews who have literally lost everything."

Stampley says residents need flashlights, batteries, hygiene products, linen, diapers, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and toothbrushes, cleaning supplies, bottled water, mops, brooms and gloves to name a few.

Dr. Stampley is also accepting tax deductible monetary donations through his church's Facebook page, "Least of These International Ministries." Stampley, who has traveled all over the globe delivering relief to victims, admits: 

"This is just what we do. Every time I think I'm going to take a break, something happens and the calling is there. I just enjoy helping others."

Residents can give donations Saturday August 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 21st from 3-6pm, and Monday August 22nd from 7:30-2pm.

Pastor Stampley says "True power is grounded in humility." For more information, go to the Facebook page of "Least of These International Ministries."