By Tommy Deal
This morning, Charles Ray and Roy Peterson of CBF of Arkansas began assessing the needs caused by last night’s deadly tornado. Early reports show massive damage and numerous deaths. CBF of Arkansas will begin checking on CBF-related churches and CBF constituents to determine what they need and how the larger Cooperative Baptist family can come alongside of them. They will then go deeper into the area working alongside partner ministries and organizations to begin the arduous work of helping folks.
CBF national disaster response is standing by to rally support and resources needed as determined by Ray and Peterson. Right away, cash donations are needed. You may give online at https://www.thefellowship.info/GiveNow?fund=17000 or you may mail a check to CBF, Disaster Response Ministries, PO Box 101699, Atlanta, GA 30392. Please make checks payable to CBF and designate “Disaster Response-17000.” All contributions are tax deductible and will be directly used to help those affected by disasters.
Tommy Deal CBF U.S. Disaster Response director has also been in contact with CBF of Oklahoma and CBF Heartland, and has learned that the needs do not seem to be as great as Arkansas.
Anyone interested in going to assist is asked to wait until further notice. Before we will ask for folks or teams, we need to assure they will be welcomed in by local officials and provisional needs are available. Folks can begin to plan, but do not self-deploy.
Continue to watch your emails and the CBF Disaster Response Mission Community, http://missioncommunities.org/category/disaster-response/ for updates.