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Faith-based disaster relief teams fan out across six US states to help tornado recovery

US Kentucky Mayfield tornado response1

RNS Faith-based disaster relief teams are already working in several of the areas hardest hit by devastating tornadoes that tore through six states on Friday. On Monday, 74 people were confirmed dead across eight counties in Kentucky, and another 13 died in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. Dozens more are unaccounted for. President Biden […]

As Hurricane Laura hits, US faith-based disaster relief groups ready to lend a hand

US Hurricane Laura Cameron

RNS In recent months, Lara Martin’s life has been one disaster after another. Tornadoes in Tennessee. Wildfires in California. A derecho in Iowa. Now, Hurricane Laura. “We’ve been busy,” said Martin, the interim director of US disaster response for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, better known as UMCOR. Buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane […]