Crisis Response International has deployed to the Tornadoes that hit Cleveland, Tennessee. A team left Kansas City on Thursday a drove through the night with response gear and equipment to partner with Living Word Church Living Word 930 25th Street, Cleveland, Tennessee.
5 tornadoes touched down on Wednesday killing 57 in the region and 9 locally with many severely injured. As of 10am this morning 67,000 homes and businesses were still without power and hundreds of homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
CRI responders joined with the relief efforts of Living Word Church and were able to bring relief and assistance to many in the region. Teams are being mobilized everyday at 7am and 1:15 pm to go remove debris, clear down limbs and assist home owners to recover personal items. As the teams worked in different neighborhoods they were able to hear amazing accounts of survival and God’s protection as well as heart breaking stories of those who were lost. Many today had the chance to hear the gospel and were personally ministered to through the relief efforts of Living Word Church and CRI.
The situation on the ground is continuing to unfold as more responders are coming in for deployment. As of right now CRI expects to be here through the weekend and possibly until Tuesday.
If you would like to help cover the costs of CRI teams responding and the ongoing relief efforts, please go to the CRI website and make a donation now or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can make a financial contribution over the phone at 816-287-0274. Thank you for your prayers and financial support as we “reach the harvest in the midst of crisis.”