CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 25, 2021 – The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying crisis-trained chaplains to Collierville, Tennessee, after a gunman opened fire at a grocery store Thursday afternoon.
The gunman killed one person and injured 14 others, including employees and customers.
“The senseless act of violence that the Collierville community experienced is heartbreaking and has impacted a lot of people in that area,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “Our crisis-trained chaplains are deploying to provide emotional and spiritual care to the victims and their families, the first responders, and the entire Collierville community. We want them to know that God loves them and is with them during this time.”
BG-RRT chaplains continue to serve at three locations in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida, as well as wildfire-ravaged areas in Plumas County, California, and flood-devastated parts of Detroit, Michigan.
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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