A tornado outbreak in Alabama and Georgia hit the town of Beauregard, Alabama, especially hard on Sunday, March 3, killing at least 23 and leaving hundreds of people in the town of 10,000 without homes.
Several organizations have stepped up to help and support those in need. Here is a list of NRB members that are among those organizations, along with brief excerpts from their reports to encourage prayer and assistance:
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
On Monday, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployed alongside Samaritan’s Purse to offer emotional and spiritual care in Lee County. Ten crisis-trained chaplains are now on the ground.
“Tornadoes are unique in that they will strike with very little notice, changing your whole world in a matter of minutes,” said RRT International Director Jack Munday. “The trauma being experienced throughout this area—especially with the families who lost loved ones—is intense and heartbreaking. Our goal is to come alongside them, bringing the hope and comfort of Jesus.”
Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services Team deployed Sunday night from Springfield, Missouri, and made their way to Lee County, Alabama after a devastating outbreak of tornadoes swept through Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services Team is headed to Lee County where they will meet with local officials and partners to further develop Convoy’s response strategy, says Jeff Nene, Convoy of Hope’s national spokesperson. “We have sent a tractor-trailer load of supplies to help the community with immediate needs and we have additional personnel and equipment on standby ready to depart.”
Operation Blessing International
Families across Lee County Alabama are beginning to assess the destruction left in the wake of an EF4 tornado. Homes have been demolished and business ruined. Operation Blessing is on the ground delivering relief to those in need. To learn how you can help, go to ob.org/disasterrelief.
“Alabama families are hurting this morning—the devastating tornadoes killed 23 people and destroyed homes,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are on the ground providing all the help we can while reminding families that there is still hope. Please pray for families impacted and for first responders who continue to search for people who are still missing.”
Please pray for the many hurting homeowners and for our Disaster Relief teams and volunteers as we respond.
By NRB Staff
Published: March 7, 2019