OPERATION COMPASSION SENDS RELIEF TO TORNADO VICTIMS

By , May 6, 2003

As the morning dawned on the devastation from an outbreak of tornadoes through Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee, Operation Compassion was all ready preparing for a response. By mid morning, a semi trailer loaded with relief supplies was on its way to the disaster site in Jackson, TN. Eleven people died in this middle Tennessee college town as a twister drove through the middle of the business district.

Richard Felts, a local Pastor, is serving as field coordinator for Operation Compassion. Pastor Felts was out early assessing damage and gathering products to meet the needs of the people in his community.

As the day wore on, many other reports of the damage and devastation were coming in to Operation Compassion’s Disaster Relief Center in Cleveland, TN. Response to the other areas that were hard hit will be forth coming in the next several days.

Feed the Children was one of the first to contact Operation Compassion offering relief supplies to the disaster sites. Over the next several days, Feed the Children and Operation Compassion will be partnering together delivering all the necessary disaster relief supplies to the areas hardest hit by the destructive forces of these tornadoes.

Anyone interested in supporting financially, donating products or providing a corporate lead may contact:

Operation Compassion
Dr. John D. Nichols, President
David Lorency, International Field Director
Tim Burdashaw, Communications & Development

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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