Operation Compassion Impacts Tornado Survivors

By , April 7, 2006

Operation Compassion responded to the tornado outbreak within twenty-fours with its resources of disaster relief supplies and volunteers. From the first report, Operation Compassion began to load trucks with disaster relief supplies including water, food, cleaning supplies, generators, chain saws and other life sustaining products. By Wednesday morning four trucks had been delivered with more on the way.

Operation Compassion dispatched its Disaster Relief First Response Coordinator, Charles Atkins to western Tennessee and southwestern Missouri to assess the needs and direct the resources where the needs are most critical.

Volunteers began arriving as early as Wednesday to help with debris removal and clean up. God’s Pit Crew from Virginia and Tom Sturbens from Tennessee were scheduled to arrive with crews and heavy equipment to further aid and support the survivors.

Four disaster relief distribution sites have been established, two in Dyer County, TN, one in Caruthersville and Braggadocio, MO. These sites will coordinate relief efforts to the west and south, helping those in the path of the tornadoes. A mobile kitchen will arrive in Braggadocio, MO, eight miles southwest of Caruthersville, to help feed the survivors and volunteers in the area. Feed the Children, a partner charity of Operation Compassion will deliver a truck of institutional foods for the mobile kitchen.

The Chaplain’s Commission has partnered with Operation Compassion to send in Chaplains trained in critical incident stress management to help the survivors cope with the emotional upheaval created by the destructive storms.

Operation Compassion will continue to send relief supplies and volunteers to the effected area as people begin to reestablish their lives. However, Operation Compassion cannot do it alone. Become a financial partner and help sponsor trucks delivering disaster relief supplies.

Please send your donations to or 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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