Yesterday, more than 40 tornados touched down in central and eastern NC, doing massive damage to our community. It was brief and devastating. Many families in our church have had their homes and vehicles damage, including one family whose home has been destroyed.
Hope Community Church took an offering today at both campuses to help those affected in Wake County. If you want to help, you can do the following:
1. Pray – There are nearly two dozen confirmed fatalities. Thousands of homes were damaged and many were wiped out. People will need hope and God’s comfort in the midst of loss. Many will need lots of physical and emotional assistance to recover. Pray the Lord uses this to draw people to himself.
2. Give – You can give through a wonderfully effective relief group, the NC Baptist Men, who are already organized and heading out today to begin repairs and trying to make people’s homes whole again. Or you can mail a check to Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh NC 27606 with a note saying it’s for Tornado Relief and we’ll put 100% into the community.
3. Go – NC Baptist Men are organizing volunteer teams all across central and Eastern NC. Get more info or sign up here.
Where is God in all this? I wrote last week about perspective we need in the midst of tragedy. You can read it here.
Here is a link to some brief media coverage of the damage.