Greg Rauen just called in a report from Moore, OK. He said they have lots of volunteers coming in to comb the wheat fields from debris. They are in need of sun screen, hats, heavy work gloves and flavor packets with electrolytes to mix in bottled water.
Evidently the area has lots of wheat and canola fields. Greg said even a small 2 X 4 with nails could cause major damage to combines. Lots of the volunteers are high school and college kids. They have been quite a few volunteers that have had heat stroke due to the 95+ temperatures.
A tractor trailer will be in front of Big R Monday between 3-9:00 pm if you would like to help with any of these items. Thank you!
WCN's 70,000 watt generator is being utilized by supplying power to run large refigerator units.
Please come out to help fill the tractor trailer on Monday from 3:00-9:00 PM at Big R on US 30 East in Warsaw, IN. The following is an updated list of items requested:
18 gallon or smaller totes with lids (to store retrieved items & small enough for elderly to carry)
Tarps of all sizes (to cover retrieved items & tubs) Gator Ade (It’s 95 degrees and folks need to replace electrolytes)
Flavoring Packets for bottled water (they have pallets & pallets of bottled water)
Hand Tools (pliers, hammers, saws, etc…)
Paper Towels, TP
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Greg Rauen will be leading a small team to help serve the many needs of the victims and volunteers around the Moore area on Monday. The second round of severe storms that hit last week destroyed many of the storage areas that housed relief supplies and food for victims and volunteers. Continuing storms have caused one of our ministry partners, Tim Grisham Ministries, to tear down and set up feeding tents almost daily. Please join with us in our prayer for safety and blessing for the team members as they follow God’s call to be the hands and feet of Christ. And as always, thank you for your support – we could not do what God has called us to do without you.
You are welcome to share the cost by sending donations to: WCN, PO Box 1152, Warsaw, IN 46581 or click on the donate button above. Mark your check or money order “disaster relief” so we can make sure it gets to the correct account. Thank you!
The storms that went through Moore, OK on Friday caused more power outages. Greg Rauen reports that our partner Tim Grisham Ministries is using our generator to power the freezer and refrigeration needs at the main volunteer center in Moore. We are thankful that it can be used to provide electricity for the relief effort. We need of more funds for food, fuel and other relief supplies. We thank God for allowing us all to be there for the suffering. Please keep praying as WCN continues to help in the relief efforts.
Greg Rauen, WCN Disaster Relief Coordinator, and his wife Robyn left for Oklahoma to do an assessment after the EF5 tornado devastated a 30 square mile area. They took our 70,000 watt generator and personal hygiene kits to Moore, OK. Greg and Robyn got there about 3 hours before Tim & Peggy Grisham of the School of Missions & Evangelism (S.O.M.E.) arrived with the tractor trailer and other equipment. WCN, New Life Christian Church & World Outreach and Feed the Hungry all worked together to fill the trailer. S.O.M.E. and WCN are working together to provide disaster relief through feeding victims and volunteers and distributing relief supplies.
The WCN generator was staged to power the feeding station if needed located at Covenant Life Assembly Church. This church is on the edge of some of the worst destruction. The church has a gymnasium and it is being used as the primary center for managing volunteers.
While Greg and Robyn were there, they were able to help organize relief efforts, help with serving food, and even praying with victims who had been traumatized. WCN is blessed to have mature followers of Christ to minister to victims on our behalf. Mark Hazelet, WCN Volunteer Coordinator, left early Sunday morning with 4 more volunteers. They are assisting with food distribution and clean up. One of the most important jobs they are doing is ministering to the hurting in Christ’s name.
WCN plans to send another load of needed supplies including non-perishable food, paper goods, and cleaning products soon. Our warehouse is empty so we will be purchasing these items. You are welcome to help us purchase needed items by sending donations to: WCN, PO Box 1152, Warsaw, IN 46581 or go to our website at: www.w-c-n.org and click on the donate button. Mark your check or money order “disaster relief” so we can make sure it gets to the correct account. Thank you!
World Compassion Network is sending a small team to Moore, OK early tomorrow. Greg Rauen, WCN Disaster Relief Coordinator, will be taking our 70,000 watt generator, disaster relief supplies and other needed items to victims of the devastating tornados that ripped through the Oklahoma City area. We are also scheduling a tractor trailer load of food and water.