Disciples News Service

Week of Compassion responds to tornadoes along the Atlantic coast

Tornado DamageDisciples are among those recovering from dangerous tornadoes and storms that have wreaked destruction from the Rockies to the East Coast. More than 240 tornadoes were reported last week, with the death toll reaching at least 44 people in six states. North Carolina and Virginia were particularly hard-hit, with 21 deaths reported in North Carolina over the last several days.

Week of Compassion reports that Phillipi Christian Church in Deltaville, Va., was damaged in the storm and several families from Disciples communities in both North Carolina and Virginia sustained damage to their homes. Week of Compassion has made an initial response and is currently working with Regional Ministers to assess and respond to the needs of church members and the wider community. To read more, go to: http://bit.ly/gUNhOY