Ministries teaming up, helping out following WI floods

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

flooding in Wisconsin (July 2017)Relief workers are aiding of flood victims in Wisconsin where some parts of the Badger State are dealing with historic rainfall.

Samaritan's Purse has deployed a disaster response team along with a tractor trailer stocked with tools and emergency supplies to three counties that have been devastated by flooding – Kenosha, Racine and Walworth. Tim Hass, the ministry's manager of U.S. disaster relief, spoke with OneNewsNow.

"With volunteer help, we are going to go to these homeowners' homes and we're going to help them get the water out, get the mud out, get all the saturated building supplies out of those houses so they can dry and so they can at some point get back to putting their houses back together the way they were before the flood," he describes.

Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Rapid Response Team are also helping flood victims in Wisconsin. Hass urged his fellow Christians to pray the homeowners affected by the floods.

"They need reassurance that this didn't catch God by surprise," he continued. "They need to know that they're loved – and so these chaplains come in with us and they have such an impact on the folks during these difficult times, after floods and after natural desires have caused so much heartache in their lives."

The three Wisconsin counties were deluged late last week when a slow-moving weather system dumped six to eight inches of rain in some areas. The storm resulted in Governor Scott Walker declaring a state of emergency and National Guard troops being called up to assist residents.


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