Operation Compassion Responds to Tornado Outbreak

By , April 18, 2011

On Thursday afternoon, tornadoes started popping up in Oklahoma from a storm system that was heading to the deep south. By Saturday, the storm had reserved its worse destruction for North Carolina and Virginia where hundreds of homes had been destroyed or severely damaged. Fatalities were reported across the region and untold numbers have been injured.

Boone’s Chapel Baptist Church storm damage in Autauga County, Alabama

Operation Compassion and our disaster relief partners began immediate assessment and started moving equipment, supplies and volunteers in place. Working long hours throughout the day, volunteers began cutting away tree limbs and trees that were downed by the storm. God’s Pit Crew was instrumental in establishing a disaster relief site in the Pulaski/Draper Valley area of southern Virginia.  Also, Mercy Chefs brought in a mobile kitchen and served 3,000 hot meals. Mercy Chefs has sent its second mobile kitchen to NC to assist there as well.

Operation Compassion has sent two shower trailers, a 53’ refrigerated trailer and a 53’ dry van trailer to hold the food necessary for serving hot meals as well as multiple semi-trucks loaded with MRE’s, bottled water, other beverages and assorted foods necessary to help this ongoing effort.

Will Harrison’s flag hangs from a fallen tree after it was blown off his house when a tornado ripped through the Cottonade neighborhood Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Fayetteville, N.C. Homes and businesses were badly damaged Saturday by a severe storm system that whipped across North Carolina, bringing flash floods, hail and reports of tornadoes from the western hills to the streets of Raleigh.

Please help Operation Compassion to continue to respond to these disasters as they happen. It’s your gift that makes it happen!

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

Online Donations:

Operation Compassion

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

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