Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys due to unrest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

BG-RRT Press Kit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 13, 2021 – With unrest continuing near the Twin Cities after the shooting death of Daunte Wright, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains have deployed to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to provide support during the time of crisis.

“We continue to pray for the entire community, and our crisis-trained chaplains will be there to care for those who are hurting,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “Our chaplains will also provide emotional and spiritual support to local churches, pastors and law enforcement.”

Approximately 40 people were arrested overnight Monday and the National Guard has been mobilized as a 7 p.m. curfew was put in effect. BG-RRT chaplains also responded to the unrest in Minneapolis in May of 2020 after the death of George Floyd. The trial of that case is on day 11.

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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