Chainsaws – Cleanup – Wise County

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


About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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1 Response to Chainsaws – Cleanup – Wise County

  1. JW & Donna Mckibben says:

    To those who volunteer,
    We want to give a huge shout out to those of you that came to our rescue Wednesday to help our kids Brad & Brandy Snodgrass after their home had been destroyed by a tornado. The love and support you showed us meant more than you can ever know. And to those of you that have called, text, and brought food, your kindness won’t be forgotten. We continue to be in awe of how many people give selflessly in the wake of disasters. And to those of you who think , “what do I have to give?”, your presence alone is more than enough. It’s an awesome feeling just knowing people care enough to show up. We witnessed LOVE in ACTION. Glory to God in the highest.

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