Tornados - just the word has the power to take my breath away. Devastation, injuries, deaths, broken lives....my heart is heavy for fellow Arkansans as well as those in other states who were affected by these storms last night.
Sixteen lives were taken by this tornado - perhaps more.
As many of you know my husband and I are members of the United Methodist Church and are frequently volunteer missionaries at a facility in south Louisiana. At UMCOR Sager Brown we put together Cleaning Buckets, Health Kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, soap, etc.), school bags, baby layettes, bedding kits and more. These kits are sent to areas of crisis here in the United States and all across the world. When I see the aftermath of not just tornados but also floods, earthquakes and wars I know that the work we do truly reflects the love of Christ. We try to be His hands and feet where people are hurting.
I am not soliciting anything....but for those of you who have asked me I want you to know that 100% of all donations given to UMCOR go directly to disaster relief. Administrative costs are covered another way. If you so desire the way to donate is at www.umcor.org. But please, please say a prayer for those who have been so profoundly affected and for those who are already at work helping to restore, rescue and serve.