CPR-3, an FGBC cooperating ministry directed by Dan O’Deens, has established a relationship with a church in the tornado-affected area to help them help others.
When asked for details on how Grace Brethren churches can help, O’Deens responded, “Thanks for being willing to serve those in the south whose lives have been altered due to the tornado. I will keep you informed on how to work and serve best. Pastor Steve is sending me an email with all the facts, and needs. He is also sending the location of their warehouse and staging area for their relief efforts.
“At this point it is still a lot about search and rescue. Shelters are still going up. The need for food and water and blankets and clothing is still critical. Tonight it will go down to 48 degrees.
“Red Cross and First Response agencies will stop the serious bleeding and then all of our near first response efforts can begin. Awareness and sharing the opportunity can happen NOW.
“85% of all donations, money and resource are given in the first hours/days of any catastrophe.
“The second need will be clean-up crews. Chainsaw teams, heavy equipment, etc., is an option for more skillful oriented people.
“Any donations can be made through my web page: www.cpr-3.com All gifts are tax deductible. All monies will be given to the Highlands Church, Pastor Chris Hodge. They are multisite and the largest church in Alabama.
“They are able to house staging at their Birmingham Campus and have a 100,000 square foot warehouse.
“More details coming as they become available.
“Thanks for caring for the overlooked!”