On Friday, March 31, a tornado touched down in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, and proceeded to travel eight miles into Virginia Beach causing major destruction along the way. The Virginia Conference Disaster Response Team received the call for assistance Saturday, April 1, and within minutes a team was on site to remove debris and do roof tarping for six homes.
Clergy from the Elizabeth River District who serve in various roles with the Conference Disaster response team, including Kirk Culpepper, Frank Jennings, Ellen Comstock, and Bob Pihlcrantz were present Saturday organizing volunteers, coordinating equipment, and with spiritual and emotional care to survivors and volunteers.
Currently, there are about nine homes in Virginia Beach that did not receive assistance over the weekend. If you can help with debris clean-up and more or have volunteers in your church who would be interested, please contact Rev. Kirk Culpepper at 757.434.0078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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