After deadly storms, Churches of Christ send disaster aid to Southeast
Particularly hard-hit was North Carolina, where at least 21 people died and 800 families lost their homes, the Associated Press reported.
Here is a roundup of news related to the storms and relief efforts. Please post if you have additional information:
• Mike Baumgartner of church-supported Disaster Assistance CoC has set up a relief center at the Helen Street Church of Christ in Fayetteville, N.C. “There are hundreds of homes damaged,” Baumgartner said. “Also, some areas may not have power for up to 10 days or more.” Disaster Assistance CoC plans to cook meals and provide relief materials for people affected by the storms.
• Nashville, Tenn.-based Churches of Christ Disaster Relief sent a truckload of food and emergency supplies to Raleigh N.C. The Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh is among the congregations handling distribution.
• Churches of Christ Disaster Relief also sent a truckload of supplies to Pulaski, Va., to help tornado victims there.
• The small town of Tushka, in southeastern Oklahoma, was hit by a tornado that destroyed the local school, the Oklahoman reports. At least one family from the nearby Wapanucka Church of Christ lost their home and many more are without power.
• Storms in Arkansas killed at least four people and knocked down trees and power lines at Harding University in Searcy. (See our earlier blog post)
• Severe storms also claimed lives and damaged homes in Mississippi and Georgia. Please post if you have any updates on damage or relief efforts in these states.
FeedbackChurches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Nashville, TN has either sent or will be sending truck loads of relief supplies to Brooks Avenue CoC, Raleigh, NC, Helen Street CofC, Fayetteville, NC, Sanford CofC, Sanford, NC, Edenton CofC, Edenton, NC and Glouscester CofC, Hayes, VA. You can call their office at 1-888-541-2848 for complete information.Dwane CasteelApril, 21 2011Your can donate online at www.disasterassistancecoc.com or make check payable to and mail to:
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281-881-1876Larry BrownApril, 21 2011