The images showing the Windsor tornado’s strength and power are striking. Houses picked up and shaken, their contents strewn all around. Trees stripped of their branches and bark and ripped up by the roots. Roofs torn apart, and windows blown out. Lives overturned as the wind came rushing in and left just as quickly, leaving devastation behind.
But other images are just as striking. Members of the local community who gather to take care of one another in a variety of ways. Volunteers from all over who respond to the call to serve as the hands and feet of Christ. People who show up to rebuild homes, lives, and communities. This work and these people are at the heart of the work of Disaster Ministries in eastern North Carolina.
Some of those who show up are from the community and experienced the tornado first-hand. Others come from places where storms have wreaked havoc at other times. They come because they know how it feels. They come because someone came to their community, to their town, to their house, and made things right.
Green shirts and orange shirts. Clergy and laity. Old faces and young faces and everyone in between. Some people come with chain saws and wheelbarrows. Some come with hot dogs and coloring books. After a storm, restoration is an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in many ways.
We invite you to be the hands and feet by giving to Disaster Ministries today. We need your help and your support as we work to rebuild homes, communities, and lives. Thank you for making a difference in our community!
NC Conference Disaster Ministries Call Center