At 87, ‘disaster deacon’ opens his heart — and church — to flooding victims
TULSA, Okla. — Oh, Kenneth Hearrell has stories to tell.…
Recent front pages of the Tulsa World highlight the magnitude of the disaster:
The Crosstown church has more than 70 flood victims staying at its activity center, preaching minister Robert Prater said Monday. (Tuesday update: The number jumped to 83 by Monday night, Prater said. The church has capacity to serve about 100 to 125 people, he said.)
“Our elders and I are now working very closely with the Red Cross on the ground to identity and help meet specific needs of these families,” Prater said. “We are also looking beyond the immediate needs and already planning on a recovery effort to help families.”
Donations earmarked for “2019 Flood Relief” can be made via the church website.
Meanwhile, Mitch Wilburn, preaching minister for The Park church, praised his congregation’s response to the flooding:
Know of more Churches of Christ involved in the relief effort? Email Bobby Ross Jr. at [email protected].
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