Some of you may have seen images on the news of the devastating damage and destruction wrought by storms and tornadoes in southern Indiana. One town, Marysville, IN, was completely leveled.
I reprint some of the photos today (source: Indianapolis Star) to remind us to pray for those who lost family members and neighbors, homes, property, and possessions, and who are now in their own personal wildernesses of trauma, grief, and confusion.
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My spirit is poured out in agony
as I see the desperate plight of my people.
• Lamentations 2:11, NLT
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If you are interested in sending monetary donations to assist storm victims in Indiana, here is one way you can do that, as per the instructions of one of our local Indianapolis television stations:
WTHR Cares has a community-wide effort to aid our fellow Hoosiers who were impacted by Friday’s deadly tornadoes in Southern Indiana. We’ve set up three convenient ways to donate. All proceeds will go directly to the Indiana Red Cross.
- By Phone: Beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, WTHR will host a phone bank at the station for Hoosiers to call in donations. You can make your donation by calling 1-877-987-1313 between 6-11:30 pm Sunday. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards will be accepted for donations. The phone bank will re-open at 4:30 am Monday and stay open until 11:30 pm Monday.
- If you live in Indiana: Kroger is a WTHR Cares community partner. You can make a cash or credit card donation at any Kroger location across Central Indiana. Donations can be made at Kroger for two weeks, starting Sunday, March 4. In Indianapolis, you can stop by the WTHR studios at 1000 North Meridian Street Monday, from 4:30 am-8 pm to make a cash donation in person. Also, donations can also be made at Forum Credit Union branches starting at 9 am Monday.
- Checks can be sent to:
WTHR – Attn.: Hoosier Tornado Relief
1000 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Donate to the Red Cross relief fund: People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. The Red Cross is only accepting monetary donations at this time.