Alabama reaching out to Oklahoma tornado survivors

First United Methodist Church is joining with the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out to the people of Moore, Okla. Alabama knows what it feels like to be hit by tornadoes and also what it means to have UMCOR come to their aid. Alabama was last lashed by tornadoes in April 2011.

“Oklahoma is so far away, but we’re able to have people up there immediately (UMCOR), looking at the needs, coordinating with other organizations and telling us, the local churches what we can do,” said Rev. John Blount, the minister of missions and outreach at First UMC.

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