PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)– One church is spreading salvation to the Pulaski County community as they inform anyone in need, that their doors are opened if remnants from Hurricane Ian get bad.

“When you don’t have anything and you are out here, and it’s eight degrees or ten degrees, and you come into a place that warm, and you can have someone just to trust you because their families give up on them,” said Pastor Charlie.

The church is called “Taking it to the Streets.”

Recently they moved into a new space that was previously the paint store, Sherwin-Williams.

“God birthed the ministry here. He has sent us on a 30-day crusade back in 2010, and that turned into 90 days God said to take care of the people,” said Pastor Charlie.

He says God blessed them with the name, “Taking it to the Streets.”

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However, what does that mean?

Pastor Charlie says the ministry is here to help serve the Pulaski Community, and bring salvation to anyone who needs it. Especially with Hurricane Ian approaching.

“I know we have bad weather this weekend, and we are looking at whatever it is we need to do whether it is water, food, supplies and if people need laundry,” said Pastor Charlie.

In the past, they have opened their doors in all types of inclement weather situations like the Tornado and recent flooding that impacted the area.

“If Peak Creek comes up and comes out over the bridge right here. You are looking at a lot of people who won’t have lights, possibly won’t have water, showers, and no food whatsoever,” said Pastor Charlie.

He adds typically they will use the church as a place to sleep, for the homeless or anyone in need, and give out ten-dollar food vouchers to fast-food restaurants nearby.

Photo: Kelsey Jean-Baptiste/WFXR

In addition, they will also have warm clothes, and hygiene packets, for people to feel at home.

Pastor Charlie wants people to know that there are a lot of men, women, and children in Pulaski who sometimes go with a hot shower or dinner. So, it is important to follow God’s instructions and serve him, so they can serve the community.

The church lives by its core values of Matthew 25:40 which says:

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

If the weather is mild, but people still need help…you can call the number on your screen at 276-620-4293.