We all know that it is tornado season. For some of us, it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t effect us… or does it?
I think if we live 10 miles away or 1,000 we’re all effected when a tornado strikes.
I’ve been listening to all kinds of miracle stories on the radio everyday. As I sit at my desk and work, I pause, take a deep breath, and say a little prayer for those effected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma. I’ve listened to stories that almost bring you tears with the joy of what has happened to the people of Moore, Oklahoma. Life savings recovered, pets rescued, families united, and communities coming together to help those in need.
And there are so many needs.
I can’t even fathom what those effected are going through, or those who are on alert as other tornados threaten their areas.
But even though I may not understand or comprehend the extent of all those effected, I can still help… and so can you.
This weekend our church is gathering much needed supplies to ship to Moore, OK. Things like bottled water, Gatorade, can goods, and work gloves. Thanks to the efforts of a local radio station we’re gathering as a community to help another community.
And it’s not just my community. It’s your community,too. It’s the thousands of communities across the United States. That’s what is so wonderful about our country, when are there for each other when it’s needed most. I saw it two years ago, when the towns around me flooded and everyone pulled together to help. Today, many families are still rebuilding homes and moving on with lives that won’t ever be the same again.
Just like those in Moore, OK.
Schools, hospitals, homes….
Communities within communities.
If you want to help this community get back on its feet…pray… and if you still feel you can do more… check out stAND4Moore on Facebook or inquire what your own local community is doing to join the efforts to help those effected by the Tornado get back on their feet again.