Relief for Tornado Victims

Another “not fun” post, but one definitely worth sharing. It’ll be brief.

With all the craziness going on with Bin Laden and the Royal Wedding, it’s easy to get distracted from the victims of the tornado that tore through seven southern states, most noticeably in Alabama.


It is so sad to see the death and destruction caused by this tornado, but there are ways to help. Pioneer Woman is hosting a giveaway of cash to charities of the winners’ choosing. Four different people can choose where $500 dollars will go. And for every entry, she will donate 25 cents to relief for the victims.

Our church is also collecting gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes. Those were the most requested stores. These gift cards will be distributed to churches in the areas that were affected, and used to help the community rebuild. If you want to do this, there are two ways to help:

If you want to drop them off yourself, we have campuses in Buckhead, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Canton where you can drop them in the offering plates on Sunday mornings.

If you would rather mail them, the address is: North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022.

If you are interested in doing this but do not attend our church or want to pay to mail the gift cards in , and you live within driving distance, I would happily pick up the gift cards and hand them off to the church for you.


Please help.


(All photos found here.)

2 thoughts on “Relief for Tornado Victims”

  1. We had some friends who lost their house and their only car in the tornado that hit St. Louis, and it was terrible for them. They’re due with their first baby in June, and the husband is going to graduate from Covenant Seminary in a couple of weeks. They lost everything except their lives, and they were overwhelmingly grateful to have even lived through it. (The baby is fine, too, so far.)

    We had damage on our house from the storm, but this gave me lots of perspective.

    1. Man, that is awful. I hope that their insurance is good and is quick to help them. Where are they staying right now?

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