Operation Compassion Names Kelvin Page as New President

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By , May 5, 2020

The board of directors for Operation Compassion has unanimously named Kelvin Page as its new president. The announcement came in a joint statement from Raymond Culpepper, first assistant general overseer and liaison to the Division of Care for the Church of God and Gerald McGinnis, chairman of the board for Operation Compassion. The appointment is effective immediately as of April 23, 2020.

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Operation Compassion Receives Heavenly Harvest Products from Feed the Children

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By , April 24, 2020

During the recent tornado outbreak in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia, Operation Compassion reached out to its disaster relief partners for assistance. One of the most values partners, Feed the Children, stepped up and donated product from its vast resources. A new product to Operation Compassion was from Heavenly Harvest. It was there Red Beans and Rice.

Heavenly Harvest’s Red Beans and Rice are ready to eat meals that are heated in the package and served. In this format, the meals are an excellent commodity that works exceptionally well in a disaster setting. Throughout the tornado damaged areas, Operation Compassion was able to serve these meals to survivors. These nutritious meals were well received and enjoyed.

Operation Compassion will be eagerly anticipating the next opportunity to partner with Heavenly Harvest through Feed the Children.

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Operation Compassion Continues Tornado Response

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By , April 22, 2020

More than a week after several tornadoes ravaged Hamilton and Bradley Counties in southeast Tennessee and Murray County in north Georgia, Operation Compassion continues to respond to communities in need. As damage and destruction became apparent, Operation Compassion began to assist victims immediately.

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Operation compassion Responds to Southeastern Tornado Outbreak

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By , April 14, 2020

Sunday afternoon and into early Monday morning, the southern United States was living through a server tornado outbreak. Destruction and death were spread out across a large swath of the southeast as wave after wave of severe storms kept training its way across the region. With storms beating down on North Georgia and southeastern Tennessee, home to Operation Compassion, the reality of helping our immediate neighbors came into focus.

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Operation Compassion Leader David Lorency Passes Away

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By , April 3, 2020

David B. Lorency, president of Operation Compassion, passed away unexpectedly early this morning April 3, 2020. He was 75.

Lorency spent 48 years in ministry with the Church of God, characterized by reaching the poor and underprivileged, starting with outreach to sailors and street witnessing in Norfolk, Va. He began coffee houses, servicemen’s centers, and beach ministry stations which grew to reach thousands of youth.

Throughout his ministry, Lorency also served as a pastor, where at each location his leadership focused on the needs of that community and encouraging the church to respond. He was an Evangelism Director for Northern New England, Chicago Metro and California. Lorency was responsible for starting more than 100 ethnically diverse churches.

In 2000, David Lorency was selected to serve as Executive Director of Operation Compassion, a non-profit international disaster relief organization. He has guided and directed the growth and development of Operation Compassion from a small charity starting with a pick-up truck and $200 to an organization handling more than 1,500 semis or more per year. Lorency has been instrumental in OC’s financial growth as well. In 2006, he was named president.

David Lorency has been married to his wife, Laura, for 54 years. They have four daughters, four sons-in-law, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Compassion (operationcompassion.org).

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