Monday, April 13, 2009

Mission of Compassion 7: Mena Arkansas

Saturday, April 18th we will embark on Mission of Compassion 7 to Mena, Arkansas.

The facts:
A 2/3 mile wide EF-3 tornado tore through downtown Mena Arkansas last Thursday, killing 3 and injuring dozens. The tornado damaged or destroyed approximately 1000 homes when it ripped through the town. Here is a news story from a Fort Smith TV station concerning the damage.

What we can do:
We will be collecting relief items this week to take to Mena. Items include cleaning supplies such as trash bags, work gloves, paper towels, etc. to non-perishable/canned food items to baby needs like diapers, formula and baby food. We will also collect school supplies because several schools were damaged by the storm. Thanks to Pastor Rod Baker, we will be able to procure some water/PowerAde and some snacks from Victory Christian Center.

If you would like to help out, please contact me at or call me at 918-808-4683. Thanks in advance for your help and support!!

I will post updates here as I get more information on specific needs.

Also, our brand new website is up and running!! Please check it out at:
Keep in mind that the site is a work in progress, with more pics & video content being added daily. Special shout out to Lanny Dean for helping me with the site!! Thanks Lanny!! Check out his website at

Also want to mention Heidi Farrar....Heidi has helped immensely on our missions doing phone work and talking to victims of the tornadoes in Lone Grove and Mena. Thanks Heidi!!

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