Disaster Response

  • Lafayette, LA Flooding

    They have called it the thousand year flood. Some estimates put the homes damaged at over 60k with over 100k households applying for FEMA assistance. It is said that nearly 11 percent of the states population was affected in one way or another. We had the pleasure of working with Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette, LA at […]
  • Tulsa, OK, Again!

    On a particularly hot day during lunch time in July Tulsa had an unexpected outbreak of severe weather. There was a brief tornado touch down reported and straight line winds that reached 100+ mph that stretched from Tulsa all the way to the Arkansas border. Multiple communities experienced damage and once again we were working […]
  • Tulsa, OK Tornado 2

    Not long after tornado #1, Tulsa experienced it’s second tornado of the season. This time it dropped just a mile from our home. It was an EF-1 hitting a smaller area than the last one. Although the area of the tornado was smaller, it packed quite a whollup on those in it’s direct path. Once again […]
  • Tulsa, OK Tornado 1

    We recently had an EF2 tornado touch down just seven miles north of our home. Being so close we were able to head out early the next morning and begin helping those in need. We were able to meet and pray with several homeowners. We were able to get our chainsaws out and spend three […]
  • San Marcos, TX Flooding

    On May 24th, 2015 South Central Texas experienced what some have called the 500 year flood. The flooding was massive and widespread. San Marcos, TX was one of those communities. We were blessed to be able to volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse for 3-1/2 weeks helping homeowners clean up and begin to piece their lives back […]
  • Van, TX Tornado

    We were honored to be able to work with Knowing Hope Ministries as they worked with kids in Van, TX after the May 10, 2015 EF-3 devastated the small Texas community. It was our first time working with Knowing Hope, and we were excited to come alongside and support them through this outreach. We were […]
  • Bridge Creek, OK Tornado

    On May 6, 2015 an EF -3 tornado hit the small community of Bridge Creek, OK. This is not an area that is unfamiliar to disaster, having an EF-5 hit in 1999. We were able to help numerous homeowners clean up debris and cut trees in the days following the storm. It never ceases to […]
  • Rochelle/Fairdale, IL Tornado

    On Thursday April 9, 2015 an EF-4 tornado ripped the outskirts of Rochelle, IL just minutes before Fairdale received a direct hit. Less than 200 homes were damaged or destroyed. Fairdale received the worst of the damage. Friable, IL is a very small community with approximately 75 structures and a population of 200 people. Out […]
  • Pensacola Flood Relief

    During the same time as the deadly tornado outbreak in Midwest and South in late April, 2014, Pensacola, FL was ravaged by a disaster of it’s own. We were unable to respond immediately, but were excited when Samaritan’s Purse contacted us to work as volunteers on their Site Management Team as a team lead. We were […]
  • Quawpaw, OK & Baxter Springs, KS Tornado

    April 27, 2014 was a scary evening for the residence of Quawpaw, OK and Baxter Springs, KS. They are neighboring town, separated by just a few miles, affected by the same tornado just minutes apart. Our response was coordinated with Abundant Life Campus in Joplin, MO. Immediately following the tornado we were on the phone […]
  • Illinois Tornado Relief

    We were truly blessed to be work alongside Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois to help clean up after the November 17, 2013 tornado. The EF-4 tornado severely damaged or destroyed over 1,100 homes in the town of 15,000. Over 2,000 volunteers came through Bethany’s office doors in the first two weeks to serve in Washington and […]
  • Colorado Floods

    We had the opportunity to work with Samaritan’s Purse as a volunteer during their response to the September 2013 flooding in Niwot, Colorado. More than 19,000 homes were severely damaged and 1,500 were destroyed in Niwot and the surrounding towns during the five days of record setting rain. Scott had the opportunity to help clean up debris from flooded […]
  • Oklahoma Tornados

      We sat in Joplin, Missouri on Sunday, May 19, 2013 very carefully watching the severe weather in the area. When the first reports came in of a tornado touching down in Shawnee, we knew God was sending us there to work. The devastation from the Oklahoma tornadoes is heartbreaking. We connected with a local […]
  • Hurricane Sandy

    To say that Superstorm Sandy devastated areas of New York and New Jersey is an understatement. It stands in the books as the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history. The damage area was so widespread that we had the unique opportunity to partner with two different local churches to help them reach their community. We worked alongside […]