Earlier this year we responded to three tornadoes in the TAG Region: Birmingham (AL), Brent (AL), and Prattville (AL). The Prattville site wrapped up fairly quickly, but just last Saturday I visited Brent Presbyterian Church and Briarwood Presbyterian Church to pick up unused and returned resources and supplies--most notably, chainsaws, generators, and unused tarps--to return to the Rome Georgia warehouse for deployment to future storms.
Just days before, on August 19, rainfall from Hurricane Fred caused flooding in western North Carolina. (We sent relief supplies from the Rome Warehouse to North Carolina on Saturday).
That same day, torrential rainfall in Tennessee resulted in devastating flash flooding that, at last count, killed more than 20 people, with dozens still missing. On Sunday, MNA Disaster Response TAG Region checked on churches in the area. On Monday, we connected with a team from Nashville Presbytery to help support their efforts, and on Tuesday, 200 flood buckets were delivered to Dickson, Tennessee for distribution to affected areas.
While it is still early, we will keep you informed of the relief efforts in the middle Tennessee area as we know more. In the meantime, please pray for those impacted by the flooding and for those who are seeking to show Christ's mercy to those who have been devastated by the floodwaters.