Supporting Partners As Tornado Strikes North Texas

Volunteers work tirelessly in the shelter at First Christian Church, Granbury, Texas. Photo Credit: Don TatlockAccording to reports, at least 10 tornadoes touched down in North Texas overnight. In the wake of these storms, more than a hundred people have been injured, and at least six people have been killed. Several homes have been leveled in the communities of Granbury and Cleburne, and others have sustained significant damage.

Week of Compassion has been in touch with congregations providing important, compassionate leadership in the midst of this disaster. First Christian Church in Granbury is working with the Red Cross to provide shelter for those displaced by last night's storm, and First Christian Church in Cleburne is also providing support to folks displaced by the storm in their community. We are working with the pastoral leadership of congregations, as well as the area and regional ministers, to coordinate support for those affected by the storm.

We will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate our response through the region and our faithful partners at CWS. Please keep the communities affected in your prayers, and if you would like to respond with Courageous Compassion, please follow this link .

We give thanks for all of those faithful ways you provide support and relief through partnership. Your generosity brings hope--even in the midst of frightening, overwhelming devastation.

 

 

 

             

This Week's Responses:

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance:
Jordan, Syrian Refugees
Ohio, Emergency Refugee Assistance
Texas, Tornado Damage (11)