CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26, 2021 – After a tornado ripped through central Alabama, late Monday night, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains have deployed to the city of Center Point to provide emotional and spiritual care to those impacted by the storm.
At least one person was killed and many others were injured as the tornado damaged multiple homes, and businesses throughout Jefferson County.
“As we learn this morning of the devastation and loss of life in the aftermath of a tornado, our hearts are broken for those in central Alabama who have had great loss,” said Jack Munday, international director of the BG-RRT. “Our crisis-trained chaplains are there in the midst of this tragedy to provide emotional and spiritual care as the area grieves and begins the recovery process.”
Tuesday’s deployment is the BG-RRT’s third deployment of 2021 after deploying to 50 disaster sites during 2020. Chaplains are currently serving at two Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospitals (Lenoir, North Carolina, and Lancaster, California) and at two sites in Louisiana (Lake Charles and DeQuincy) where they have been since August 2020 as the area continues to recover from late summer hurricanes.
For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the 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 450 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.
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