Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Fort Wayne, Indiana after storm

BG-RRT Press Kit

Chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) have deployed to Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a severe storm swept through the area. The National Weather Service reported winds gusting up to 98 mph – the strongest winds recorded in Fort Wayne’s history.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fort Wayne, Indiana,” said Richard Brown, senior manager of deployments and operations for the BG-RRT. “We are sending our crisis-trained chaplains to pray with, listen and share God’s love with those who have been impacted by this severe storm.”

The team of chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is serving alongside disaster relief organization Samaritan’s Purse to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those impacted by the storm.
 
BG-RRT chaplains are now serving in three locations. Besides Fort Wayne, Indiana, crisis-trained chaplains are serving in Mora, New Mexico, after intense wildfires burned more than 312,000 acres. They also continue to minister in Ukraine at several Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospitals.

For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the BG-RRT press kit or BillyGraham.org/RRT. Updates can also be found at Facebook.com/RRTChaplains.

For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the BG-RRT press kit or BillyGraham.org/RRT. Updates can also be found at Facebook.com/RRTChaplains.

About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:

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The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 550 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.

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