Metro Atlanta Experiences Extreme Flooding

By , September 25, 2009

During the past couple of weeks, the Atlanta Metro area has received more than 15inches of rain creating a devastating flood in many areas. Most of these areas have not flooded in 20 or 30 years, including Six Flags over Georgia. There have been multiple road closings, hundreds of homes and business are under water and schools have been closed or inaccessible. Unfortunately, 8 lives have been lost in the flood waters as well.

Operation Compassion received a call for help and immediately notified their disaster relief network. God’s Pit Crew, under the direction of Randy Johnson is delivering semis of relief products to be staged at Compassion Atlanta. Compassion Atlanta, directed by Bruce Deel, has opened their facility as a staging warehouse for the region. In addition, Compassion Atlanta is searching for homes to house survivors that are now homeless.

In the midst of all the flooding, three churches have begun to reach out to the survivors and help piece their lives back together. New Vision Church, Trinity Chapel and Milford Church of God have mobilized their volunteers to supply food, water, cleaning supplies and other necessary products to assist with the recovery.

Operation Compassion is delivering semis to Compassion Atlanta and the Milford Church of God. A total of 6 semis have been delivered or are in route with more coming next week as needed.

The Milford Church of God, under the direction of Keith Gunter, pastor and Grant Cole, director of Parents with a Purpose have crews working to move people out of their flooded homes and are doing whatever is necessary to clean and prepare their homes for the families return.

As the Milford team was visiting displaced families, they came upon a woman looking at her flooded home. They inquired about her situation and discovered she was a widow. The team asked if they could help her and she consented. When the team entered the home to do an assessment of the damage and work to be completed, they discovered a Recovery Bible that their Addiction ministry gives away. Upon further conversation, this widow’s husband had gone through their recovery program and died one month later. The team is now in the process of gutting her home and making the repairs for her soon return.

You can help this widow and many others like her that are overwhelmed by the devastation. Please send your donations to or contact:

Operation Compassion

David Lorency, President

Tim Burdashaw, Int’l. Operations Coordinator

Lisa Boen, Int’l. Logistics Coordinator

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370

Cleveland, TN 37312

423.728.3932 Office

423.728.3958 Fax

www.operationcompassion.org

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