Tornadoes rip through central, southern US


Note:  Look for the link to Nazarene Disaster Relief below:

Tornado season started early in 2012 as a series of storms swept across the central U.S. this week from the Great Plains to the Ohio River Valley and Southeast.

Severe damage was reported in at least seven states:
-Illinois – At least 10 people were killed in Harrisburg when a tornado ripped through the area, damaging homes and businesses.

-Kansas – The Weather Channel reported about 40 percent of the town of Harveyville was damaged.

-Kentucky – The southeastern section of Elizabethtown sustained damage from as many as two tornadoes.

-Missouri – A popular tourist destination, Branson, suffered considerable damage to its famous “strip.”

-Alabama – A destructive tornado touched down near Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday morning damaging homes.

-Indiana – On Friday afternoon a large twister was seen on the ground in southern Indiana. Initial reports say significant damage was done to Maryville.

-Additional damage was reported in Nebraska.

-Warnings on Friday continued in Tennessee and Georgia.

-Additional details will be posted when they are made available.
Nazarene Disaster Response is in contact with district leadership in affected areas and ready to mobilize. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries USA/Canada is monitoring the situations and will publicize ways individuals can contribute to recovery efforts if needed.

Over the weekend, you will be able to reach Nazarene Disaster Relief through ndr@nazarene.org. This address will be monitored throughout the weekend, to assess the most up-to-date situations and needs as the situation develops.
Because of the developing nature of this disaster, we do not know what specific needs will be. However, if you wish to donate towards tornado recovery, you can write to the following addresses.
Make checks payable to General Treasurer and send them to:

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Be sure to put ACM1041 – USA Tornadoes in the Memo area
In Canada:
Make checks payable Church of the Nazarene Canada and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3.
Be sure to put ACM1041 – USA Tornadoes in the Memo area. Thanks for your contribution.
—NCM USA/Canada

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