Volunteers invited to help with tornado relief in Washington, Ill.

Operation Blessing photo of person clearning up after tornado in Washington, Ill.
Operation Blessing photo

Associated Churches Active in Disaster (ACAD, the disaster ministry of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County) has learned of an opportunity for Christians to be part of the body of Christ serving the victims of the tornado disaster in Washington, Illinois.

Christian relief organization Operating Blessing, with which ACAD has a relationship, is on the ground in Washington and coordinating incoming volunteers daily except Sundays. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, must provide their own transportation to the volunteer reception center in Peoria and from there to and from work sites and must provide their own lodging. Read more on the Operation Blessing Facebook page.

A member of the ACAD leadership team volunteered with Operation Blessing in Moore, Okla. last summer and found it to be a well-run operation.

Please share this information, and the information linked above, with members of your congregation and others who might wish to volunteer. Volunteers may travel to Illinois as individuals and/or they may travel together in mission teams.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Operation Blessing directly at volunteer@ob.org or 757-226-3407.