The United Church of Christ is accepting donations to assist those harmed by the recent tornados. Donate here. Select Severe Storms 2021.
A tornado outbreak December 10-11 took the lives of at least 88 people across five states and caused damage and economic losses projected at $18 billion. The outbreak is already considered the costliest tornado event in U.S. history, according to AccuWeather.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many communities impacted by this devastating series of storms,” said Lesli Remaly, UCC Minister for Disaster Response and Recovery. “We have been in touch with the Conference Disaster Coordinators in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to extend our support.”
Conference Disaster Coordinators and Conference leaders are making initial contact calls with churches to learn of potential damages. “All reports we have received so far,” said Rev. Kim Wood, Southeast Conference Minister, “indicate that our church buildings, congregations, and ministry settings weathered the storms relatively well. Loss of life and injury, property destruction, flooding, power outages, uprooted and toppled trees, and blocked roadways were all left in the wake of these tornadoes ranked on the Enhanced Fujita Scale from EF-0 all the way up to EF-3 (wind speeds up to 165 mph).”
Cash is the best way to contribute to recovery from the December tornados. Donate here.