Rescue and relief efforts continue across the Midwest and South in the aftermath of several days of severe weather that has left a wake of death, damage and destruction. At least 29 people have been killed. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed and entire communities devastated. Week of Compassion is contacting local pastors and regional offices to learn the full extent of the impact on our congregations but is already responding to three congregations that have been impacted. The sanctuary and fellowship hall of First Christian Church, Tupelo, Mississippi has been destroyed. First Christian Church, Baxter Springs, Kansas had several families with damage. First Christian Church, Washington, North Carolina not only had families affected by tornadoes but lost its historic sanctuary to fire. Your prayers and your gifts to WoC are already undergirding these congregations and will certainly be needed as we continue to respond to these and to other congregations and communities that have been impacted. Designated gifts can be made to WoC and should be earmarked for "Response Fund" or "U.S. Storms." We will also post information soon about relief supplies, volunteer efforts and other short and long-term recovery needs. Week of Compassion is grateful for the partnership and support of Disciples across North America that enables us Disciples to put our compassion in action. Thank you.
This Week’s Responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
North Carolina, Tornado Damage (8)
Kansas, Tornado Damage (3)
North Carolina, Church Fire