Church group offers help for tornado victims

Published 11:51 am Thursday, June 24, 2021

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With destruction all around them, one visiting group is making an effort to “be the hands and feet of Jesus” for those in need in East Brewton.

Shane Jones, just one of more than 20 members from the Oak Park Church of God in Mobile, said the group just wants to be where they are needed — all because “we are all family.”

The group has been reaching out to communities in need since 2011, Jones said.

“When there is a natural disaster or something like this, we just load up and head that way,” Jones said Thursday morning. “We are all family and we are this close, so we just made the decision to come here.”

Jones said the group is serving lunch today until 1 p.m. or until those who need it are served. They will also be serving dinner this evening from 4 to 6 p.m. in East Brewton.

The group is set up on the lawn of the Upper Room Church at the intersection of Andrew Jackson Street and Forrest Avenue in East Brewton.

“We brought a truck load of supplies of all kinds,” Jones said. “We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus and help those who need it most.”