We respond to disasters both domestic and international through local churches and partnerships with other relief organizations. Disasters to which WCN has responded include tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and deplorable conditions in refugee camps.
We understand that those who suffer as a result of poverty, natural disaster and war are in need of God's love more than ever. Wherever there is human suffering, God is already there in the midst of the trouble waiting for you and I to join Him in bringing relief and love.
WCN is able to provide equipment, resources and people to an area suffering from the effects of a disaster. We maintain several pieces of key equipment in a ready state to enable a quick response to those suffering. Equipment includes a disaster relief mobile command center equipped with chainsaws, an all terrain vehicle, trash pumps and portable generators. A box trailer is also available for moving materials such as food, water, hygiene kits, flood buckets and other relief supplies. A 70,000 watt generator can also be deployed to run critical facilities, temporary feeding centers or temporary housing centers.
The recent round of tornadoes that hit the Midwest included an EF-3 tornado that struck the people of Lincoln County, TN. WCN responded in a joint effort with Tim Grisham Ministries from Tipton, IN. Several days of effort included feeding victims and volunteers from local agencies and surrounding counties.
Base camp for serving the volunteers was set up at Howell Hill Community Center- near one of the hardest hit areas. Many homes and nearby South Lincoln Elementary School were completely destroyed.
Mayor Peggy Bevels expressed to Greg Rauen, WCN Disaster Relief Coordinator, how grateful they were that a team came from Indiana to serve them. Workers from multiple agencies including the Tennessee National Guard needed meals and refreshment to sustain them during a very intensive, several day initial clean-up effort. Because of this unmet need, we fed several hundred people up to 3 meals per day. Also, we delivered meals to workers in very remote areas who were clearing roads to give access to power company repair crews and to residents.
WCN greatly appreciates the donated supplies and funds that were used during this response. We also greatly appreciate the prayers for us and for the victims of the disaster. WCN cannot do what it does without the support and encouragement from our donors. Donations so we can be ready for future disasters may be sent to WCN, P.O. Box 1152, Warsaw, IN 46581 or made online by clicking here.