Many of us have been disturbed by the images we have seen of the damage following Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. There are some fund-raising efforts announced in the near future to give assistance to those affected by this devastating storm.
If you are wanting to do something to help - and have questions about what that might be - let me suggest that you contact your local United Methodist Church and inquire about giving a donation to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). 100% of all donations with the tornado relief fund designated will go directly to tornado relief - nothing taken out for administrative costs. If you wish, you may call 1-800-554-8583, and specifically request your donation be given to Advance #901670. This is the number for the Moore tornado relief fund, and this is how we plan to donate.
There is another fund - One Great Hour of Sharing - that is already established to handle administrative costs for donations to those in need, and that is why 100% of funds will go directly to the relief effort mentioned.
This is Trinity Sunday, as well as Peace With Justice Sunday in our church.
The Mission Focus as listed in the UMW Prayer Calendar for 2013 is Della Lamb Community Services in Kansas City, MO.
May you have a blessed Sunday.