S.C. Baptists await word on whether outreach teams will head to tornado-ravaged states

cclick@thestate.comApril 29, 2014 

Severe Weather

In Tupelo, Miss., Kevin Barnes searches the remains of his home Tuesday. A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

THOMAS GRANING — AP

The S.C. Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief office is awaiting word on whether its teams will be needed in the tornado-ravaged states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

On its website, officials ask for prayers for the people affected by Monday night’s tornadoes and for those still in the path of the severe storms.

S.C. Baptists train hundreds of volunteers to provide help in times of natural disasters, including provision of emergency meals, cutting down trees and offering chaplain services.

Check back with thestate.com for updates.

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