We are currently monitoring the situation in Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas. Since the storms happened during the night, damage reports are still being put together by local officials. Meanwhile, we have put out calls to possible churches and partners and are awaiting feedback. Also, we will monitor the additional severe weather predicted over the next two days. This weather is moving generally eastward and has the potential to spawn isolated tornadoes over a very wide area.
This is the beginning of the spring severe weather season. WCN has its disaster response equipment ready. Donations are always needed to have resources on stand-by for food, water, supplies, fuel, and work teams. Meanwhile, we ask for your prayers for the victims of all of these disasters.
As we approach tornado season it's important to remember that disaster never waits for you to be ready. Here are a few tips on how to always be ready for a natural disaster!
WCN is partnering with Tim Grisham Ministries (S.O.M.E.) to help the victims of flooding in Colorado. As we considered how best to help, Tim told us he has 3 semi loads of supplies but needs fuel money. We are giving Tim a check for fuel this week. He will be leaving next week to deliver the supplies.
Please continue to pray for each and every person affected by the flooding. Thank you for your prayers and support..
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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Since the tragic typhoon (Yolanda) that devastated the Philippines in November, WCN continues work related to its initial response. Through a partner organization, Feeding the Nations, WCN has been able to organize and forward three containers of fortified rice meals to Kids International Ministries, our partner in Manila. The first 40 foot sea container of over 285,000 fortified rice meals arrived in Cebu, Philippines on Jan 4th. This food has gone to the islands of Panay and Leyte and specifically to Ormoc City and Rojas City. Two additional 40 foot sea containers of meals are currently en route to the Philippines. Because of the generosity of our donors, WCN is able to do this. Please pray that all of this food gets quickly to those who need it. Also, pray for shelter and jobs for these victims of the disaster. Lastly, pray for strength and stamina and health for the staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly to make sure the meals get to the hungry and suffering.
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.
Please join all of us at WCN as we pray for the victims of the F5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. Moore is located just south of Oklahoma City and is about 870 miles from Warsaw. We have contacts in the area now that are doing an assessment for us. We will keep you informed of our response – keep checking back!
World Compassion Network (WCN) volunteers and staff helped residents deal with flooding issues around Pike and Irish Lakes. We also met up with Jeffrey “Hoss” Smith and volunteers from Serenity House while placing sand bags. WCN’s water (trash) pumps were utilized by keeping water from entering a home and pumping water out of another.
Lots of the people we helped were elderly or widowed. Responding to people in distress because of flooding of their property/homes fits our compassion ministry and mission. We are so thankful to our volunteers and supporters who enable us to help others. We are always looking for people that would like to be on our “On Call Volunteer” list.
WCN is sending our 70,000 watt generator to Stanton Island in the morning. Another semi filled with food, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, and winter coats will be leaving on Friday. We would like to send out a gigantic thank you to everyone that has helped make this happen. Other organizations have really came together to help also.
Greg Rauen, WCN’s Operations Manager, and Mark Hazelet, WCN’s Volunteer Coordinator, left this morning to do an assessment in Ocean City, NJ. We are partnering with some folks from Coastal Christian Church in Ocean City. Our base of operations will be set up at the Tabernacle by the Sea. Metzger Trucking is transporting a full semi load of much needed relief supplies including food, water, and flood buckets.
WCN would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that has been working so hard to get extra food and cleaning supplies ordered and put together for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Dollar Store on Market Street, Aldi, and Owens on Center Street truly went out of their way to help fill the semi. We would also like to send an enormous shout out to the Warehouse Warriors. This fine group of caring individuals dropped everything they were doing to make up flood buckets to send.
Flood buckets are 5 gallon buckets filled with gloves, sponges, detergent, cleaning chemicals, masks, clothes line and pins, and such. We sent every completed flood bucket we had to help. We need to purchase items to replenish our supplies. If you would like to donate to this cause or to help cover the cost of helping the victims, please mail a check marked “Hurricane Sandy” to: WCN, PO Box 1152, Warsaw, IN 46581 or click the donate button on the upper right corner.
If you would be interested in going with a work team to help with the cleanup effort please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Volunteer Form on this website.
October 30, 2012
WCN is working on getting commitments from churches out east that will serve as a disaster relief center. Right now the roads are still closed, power is out, and communication with possible distribution centers is very difficult. They are still in search and rescue mode, but very soon they will be in relief mode and our goal is to help in the relief efforts. WCN is planning to deliver a semi load of non-perishable food, water, gatoraid, and cleaning supplies. We always rely on local people to help because they know where the greatest needs are. Also, working through a local church gives a way for the congregation to reach out to those in need with Christ’s love.
Through your support, you share every time we respond to a disaster to alleviate suffering and to share the love of Jesus Christ. The people that donate to us financially or pray for us, are with us not only in spirit, but also tangibly through helping finance the resources needed. WCN is in need of funds to purchase more cleaning supplies and food. We have a donate button on our website or checks can be mailed to: PO Box 1152, Warsaw, IN 46581.
Please join us in praying for all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. And thank you so much for your support.