Friday, April 6, 2012

Pray for those who were in the path of the Texas storms and for Samaritan's Purse and others who go help

April 5, 2012
Responding to Texas Tornadoes

Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief teams are in North Texas to provide relief in the wake of a major storm that spawned numerous twisters

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to a series of tornadoes that hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Tuesday, April 3.

As many as 15 twisters may have touched down, according to the National Weather Service, as a slow-moving storm system moved through North Texas. The violent weather destroyed about 200 homes and damaged hundreds more, according to preliminary estimates.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Samaritan's Purse is scheduling volunteers for this response. Click here for more information.

Two of the hardest hit areas were Lancaster, a southern suburb of Dallas, and Arlington, a city between Dallas and Fort Worth. There are 300 homes damaged in Lancaster, and at least 488 in Arlington.

Samaritan’s Purse has deployed two Disaster Relief Units. The tractor-trailers arrived early Thursday morning. We are establishing one base at First Baptist Church in Lancaster, and the other at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Local volunteers are expected to begin working Friday, and overnight volunteers will start arriving Sunday.

Please pray for the families who were affected by the storms and for our staff and volunteers as we respond.

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