During a season typically marked by festivity and joy, it will be a much more difficult time of mourning and rebuilding for parts of the Midwest and the South after a devastating cluster of tornadoes ripped through numerous towns over the weekend. Kentucky was hit the hardest, with at least 64 people confirmed dead in the state and 105 still unaccounted for, as well as entire towns like Mayfield and Dawson Springs almost completely leveled. An additional 14 people have been killed across Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Samaritan's Purse is currently mobilizing resources and volunteers to help aid the victims of these terrible storms. If you are able, please consider donating to their relief efforts. Samaritan's Purse is also organizing volunteer opportunities, so please consider giving your time if possible.
As Samaritan's Purse President and CEO Franklin Graham said, "The greatest thing we can do right now is pray. Pray for the people that have lost everything. These are mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters and children that have lost their homes, lost their lives, lost their property. They need our prayers." Join FRC in praying for the victims and giving to them as you're able.