CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2021 – Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are deploying to Indianapolis to provide emotional and spiritual care after a gunman killed eight people and wounded several others at a FedEx warehouse late Thursday night.
“As we learned of another senseless act of violence that took so many lives, our hearts are broken for all of those who lost friends, family members and co-workers,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “We are sending our team of crisis-trained chaplains to provide a ministry of presence, offering hope and comfort to those who are grieving and hurting. In the midst of their pain, we want them to know that God still loves them and cares about them.”
This is the second time in less than a month that BG-RRT chaplains have deployed after a mass shooting, sending 10 chaplains to Boulder, Colorado, after a shooting at a grocery store killed 10 people.
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:
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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