TACCOR Update: Joplin MO Tornado
Pray for those devastated by the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and throughout the Midwest. Although, many of us feel called to go help, an UMCOR first responder in Joplin has made a plea that people refrain from rushing to the scene. Additionally, the surrounding counties will likely be quarantined by state and local law enforcement, as were other states hit by such destruction earlier this spring.
The Texas Annual Conference Committee on Relief is in contact with its Missouri counterpart. If you have an Early Responder certification from UMCOR and want to help, stand by and await instructions. They will ask when they are ready for us.