The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield provides an update on post-tornado relief in the Diocese of Arkansas:
Among our congregations, members of several churches gathered last night at St. Luke’s Church in North Little Rock assembling emergency kits. Those kits will be distributed as space is made available at the sites.
St. Peter’s Church in Conway is working with a local church that is serving as a shelter, and it is also assembling a transportation service.
Yesterday, Episcopalians sent about $2,500 to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund for tornado relief, and this money will be used as Ginger Bailey [diocesan disaster relief coordinator], and participating congregations find needs of victims that need to be met. You may contribute toward this relief effort by donating online to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund or sending money to the “Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, Diocese of Arkansas, P.O. Box 164558, Little Rock, AR 72216” and marking the donation for “tornado relief.”