Disaster Response: "Horrific Devastation" Caused By Oklahoma Tornado; Help Needed
Church Members Reach Out to People Impacted by the Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20
We express our deepest sorrow for the families of those who have lost loved ones or suffered loss or damage to property as a result of the tornado that devastated the Moore, Oklahoma, area on Monday, May 20.
Michael Smith, pastor of the Hope Adventist Fellowship, reports that the church building in Moore was not impacted by the storm. Adventist Community Services personnel, along with local and state agencies, are meeting to assess the needs and coordinate the efforts to help those whose lives have been affected. Hope Adventist Fellowship at 1426 NE 12th St., Moore, Oklahoma, is being established as a distribution center and a number of congregations are uniting their efforts to reach out to those in need.
Collection centers have been established at the Midwest City Adventist Church, 11120 SE 29th St., Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City Central Spanish, 2337 NW 19th St., Oklahoma City; Tulsa Adventist Fellowship, 15303 E. 21st St., Tulsa; and Tulsa Adventist Academy, 900 S. New Haven, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Please do not donate bottled water or used clothing. A cash donation is best and will be used to meet the specific needs. Donations can be sent to Oklahoma ACS Disaster Response at P.O. Box 32098, Oklahoma City, OK 73132-0298. You can also contribute at church by marking your tithe envelope Oklahoma Disaster Response. Alternatively, you can donate online at www.communityservices.org or by calling 800.381.7171.
For updates on the relief efforts and ways you can assist, please check the Southwestern Union Facebook page at facebook.com/SouthwesternUnion and the Southwestern Union Web site at www.southwesternadventist.org.
Thank you for your prayers and concerns and for whatever you can do to help those who are hurting. God bless you.
Larry Moore, Southwestern Union Conference president