TENTATIVE PLAN is to meet next Saturday morning, May 30, and take crews into Runaway Bay again, and offer help down FM920. Pastor Michael Ramirez will coordinate these efforts and will be in the Atrium at GFC this Sunday to answer questions.
There are a number of organizations helping with clean-up as a result of the tornadoes and storms that passed through Wise County this past week. We are continuing to do what we can at Grace Fellowship. I’m proud of our staff – our students – our Life Groups – and individuals who have been in various areas offering help and support. Our teams did a large amount of work on Wednesday and Thursday cleaning up many homes in the Runaway Bay area.
The biggest help we can offer right now is clearing damaged trees. This means we need people who have (and know how to use) a chainsaw safely, and the labor to help move branches and tree limbs they cut to areas where the branches and limbs can be accessed by the companies providing chippers.
We can serve some of the older folks who have experienced a lot of damage by removing the damaged trees / limbs and then raking up debris from their yards.
We are unable to provide repairs to homes at this point; this needs to be coordinated with insurance agents and people who specialize in this work.
We will also be involved in trying to meet basic needs of people who lost everything in the storms. I’ll share a little more about this on Sunday.
Jesus said the greatest commands are: Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. Let’s continue to LOVE our communities; specifically by serving them during this time of need.
Thank you – Proud of our GFC Family. #gfcGO