"We always include the Lord in what we do," said Wayne T. Rutherford, county judge-executive. "We had a disaster and it could have been a lot worse. We have to depend on the Lord to help us get through it."
He said an event like this is a natural progression of the healing process in community that have a strong faith-based citizenry.
"So many of our churches and non-profits have been a big part of recovery efforts. Many of the churches you drive by are full of items being donated to help flood victims," the judge-executive said. "Here, we take care of our and so often it is done through the churches."
In a proclamation signed by Rutherford, he stated: "The people of Pike County are a faith-filled people who trust in God and His care for them. I call upon all the people of prayer to lift up these our neighbors and friends who have lost so much and for those individuals and organizations who are working to rebuild, restore and reclaim their former lives."
Also, as part of the proclamation he quoted Psalm 46, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth be moved and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea; though its waters rage and foam, and though the mountains tremble at its tumult."