Churches of Christ assessing needs after deadly tornadoes strike Texas
Updated post on Texas relief efforts
All members of the Granbury Church of Christ in Texas survived Wednesday night’s killer storm unscathed.
Church leaders were working today to determine how best to respond to the community’s needs.
“We’ve gotten a lot of calls already,” Granbury administrative minister Chris Frizzell said of churches and disaster ministries offering their assistance.
Frizzell said he did not know of any members whose homes sustained major damages.
The tornado that claimed six lives and destroyed dozens of homes in North Texas is believed to have had winds up to 200 mph, The Associated Press reports.
Two hundred meals prepared by Disaster Assistance CoC, a mobile feeding ministry sponsored by the Lake Jackson Church of Christ in Texas, were on their way this morning to the Westhill Church of Christ in Cleburne, Texas, another community damaged by a tornado.
Disaster Assistance CoC director Mike Baumgartner reports that “many church members of Westhill CoC had damage.” The Christian Chronicle is attempting to reach church leaders to verify that report and check on needs. Baumgartner remains on the scene of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion.
If you know of Churches of Christ or members affected by the tornadoes, please leave a comment and specific details.
FeedbackThe 200 meals we sent to Cleburne TX were handed out by Westhill CoC and they want 200 more for tomorrow. Total meals today (West & Cleburne) was 700.Disaster Assistance MissionMay, 16 2013Wind at 200 mph, hail the size of golf balls? No thanks I will keep my earthquakes in California.travisMay, 16 2013the community which has the means to help people more disadvantaged should do it, these people who suffer some tragedy which receive a hand of someone recover more soonWilliam hamelJune, 24 2013