CPR-3 Provides Relief after Midwest Tornado Outbreak
CPR-3 is partnering with Christian Appalachian Project Relief Services, Southland Christian Church, Convoy of Hope, Churches Helping Churches and the American Red Cross.
In West Liberty, Kentucky, one of the hardest hit communities by the March 2 tornado outbreak, resident Martha Hall remembers the roar as the twister approached. “(We) covered ourselves just in time,” Hall said. The roof of her home is now gone and debris is everywhere. “It went boom. You could feel the house move.” Officials have informed Hall that her home will have to be leveled. In this small mountain town of just 3,000 people the tornado has affected everyone in some way. Some have lost loved ones; others have lost their home or business, or both.
Besides Kentucky, communities throughout the South and Midwest were affected by these severe storms. The governors of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and West Virginia have declared a state of emergency for the state or affected counties.
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For the people of West Liberty, Kentucky, including Martha Hall, finding a new normal will take many days. Thanks to the supporters and friends of CPR-3, care will be provided on both sides of the red cross: physical and spiritual.
If someone would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes and floods, they can make a donation to support CPR-3 Relief by visiting www.cpr-3.com Contributions
may also be sent to CPR-3 51 Reason Lane, Coatesville, PA 19320.
SAFETY STEPS IF YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL TO A DEVESTATED SITE:
- Stay out of damaged buildings and immediately report any fallen power lines or broken gas lines to the utility companies.
- If someone smells gas or hears a hissing noise, they should open a window, get everyone out of the building immediately and call the gas company or fire department.
- Use flashlights, not candles when examining buildings.
Locate a shelter. People can find Red Cross shelters by contacting local emergency officials, visiting www.redcross.org, or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). iPhone users can download a free Red Cross shelter view app from the app store.
A WORD from CPR-3’s ON THE GROUND Partner: Christian Appalachian Project:
“Dan, Thank you for contacting us” What I am being told is needed the most are:
3. Non-perishable food items
4. Paper products (paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper)
5. Trash Bags
Later during the restoration, of course, we will need a lot of things to help get folks moved back into their homes. Thank you for your interest in those we serve and for wanting to walk with us and the people of eastern Kentucky for the long-haul. This is one of the poorest regions of our nation. But our people are strong and determined and demonstrate a very deep faith. ”
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CPR-3 is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to ‘Breathe Life and Hope into our World’ in the midst of crisis, catastrophe or extreme poverty. CPR-3 supports relief, rehabilitation and development initiatives by feeding children, providing clean water and providing educational training centers that care for physical and spiritual health. CPR-3 is committed to sustainable and accountable solutions that come alongside existing organizations that are equally committed to equipping nationals to better themselves. CPR-3 is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the public and faith based community to perform its mission. All donations are tax deductible.
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