It would be hard to miss the images and stories of the impact of the tornado that swept through Moore, Oklahoma. They weigh heavy on hearts and souls. And those who have been in disasters feel a particular tug of emotions.
Already, our national staff has been in contact with the Kansas Oklahoma Conference to assess their needs and offer help. As emergency crews continue the rescue and relief work, they are already looking toward the long term recovery work that lies ahead for those hearts and souls along with their homes and community.
The folks in the communities, and all those who will be impacted by this season's storms, are grateful for your prayers. For those who are looking for ways to offer other support you can learn more at http://www.ucc.org/disaster/oklahoma-tornados.html. One of the great parts of being in relationship with others through our denomination - and in cooperation with our ecumenical partners, especially the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - is that 100% of your financial support goes to victims and recovery efforts.
Don Remick and Jim Tilbe, Disaster Resource Team coordinators.