- Pray. I absolutely believe prayer is key. I’m praying that God will lead the searchers to those awaiting rescue. I’m praying for peace and comfort to those who lost so much. And I’m praying for the storms to calm.
- Give. There are excellent organizations like Convoy of Hope and Samaritan’s Purse that are on the ground making a difference. For Samaritan’s Purse, the link takes you to the donation page and enter an amount at the US line. For Convoy of Hope, you can also go to KLOVE‘s page for easy donating. These organizations are on the ground with critical food and water and the love of God. Samaritan’s Purse is organizing volunteers, too.
- If you want to help with physical items, there are many churches that will serve as collection points. If you’re near West Lafayette, Indiana, bring them to my home church Bethel Christian Life Center. We will get them to Joplin Family Worship Center, for distribution
- Desperately needed items:
- Baby food
- kids’ clothes from infant on up
- toys and books are welcome too, but think small since we’ll have to transport everything.
- tarps in all shapes and sizes.
- hygiene products — everything from hotel sample sized to full sized
- I’m also hearing that things like cell phones and chargers are critically needed, too.
If you would like more information on how to help, contact one of the organizations listed above or email me if you’re close to Lafayette.
I refuse to stand paralyzed in the face of disaster. Instead, I choose to do something and be the hands and feet of Christ to those in desperate need.