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Midwest Tornadoes - March '24

Updated: Apr 5


03/16/2024 - Update: Active partners have been listed below. Many are sending resources to multiple locations and assessments are taking place at this time. You will see the full status of each disaster response organization at the bottom of this page with their description of action. The map will be populated as reports come in of actual resource and response locations are solidified.


03/15/2024 - Severe storm threats across Texas to tornado damage overnight from Arkansas to Ohio. We are actively watching the news and gathering information from partners.  This Active Page will update with the latest information we find based on the impact and response of partners. Keep your eye on the weather, stay safe and pray for the safety of these communities. 


Areas identified with the help of partner organizations - Monitoring/Assessing:

Click locations below for Local News Reports - Updated 03/15/2024

Organized relief efforts are listed at the bottom of this Event page


Note: If you have information to share about any of these storms and the damage associated, please use the comments section at the bottom of this page. Right now we are seeing reports of widespread damage from Arkansas to Ohio. Once we can narrrow down to specific areas, we will update this page.


Information Resources


News Stories

Active Organizations - Updated 04/05/2024



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Active Organizations

Monitor-Assess-Respond

 

Minuteman Disaster Response is active in Prospect, KY Monday April 1/6/24 - Saturday 4/6/24. Click logo or link for details as they are shared. You can also follow @minutemanteam on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Mercy Chefs is deploying to Winchester, IN, and Indian Lake, OH, in response to these deadly tornadoes. We are committed to bringing hope and comfort to grieving families and communities by providing hot, chef-prepared meals. Please stand with us in prayer and support for the victims of these horrific tornadoes.

You can also follow @mercychefs on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Convoy of Hope - Distributions are underway in Winchester, Indiana, and Bellefontaine, Ohio, today, distributing essential supplies to families in need.Thursday night, an EF-3 tornado ripped through Winchester and caused widespread destruction. That same night, another EF-3 tornado destroyed parts of towns in Logan County, Ohio. As of this morning, thousands of people are still without power.Convoy’s teams are on the ground, distributing relief supplies, such as water, sports drinks, cleanup supplies, totes, tarps, and more. You can join the response by clicking the link above or the logo. You can also follow @ConvoyofHope on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Samaritan's Purse is responding in Logan County, Ohio, and in the Selma/Winchester area of Indiana, where hundreds of homes were destroyed after a severe weather outbreak spawned deadly EF-3 tornadoes across the region. Two U.S. Disaster Relief units–tractor trailers packed with relief supplies and equipment–are en route to the region. We will deploy volunteer teams in the coming days to help homeowners remove fallen trees and debris and tarp damaged roofs as we serve these hurting communities in Jesus’ Name. Click logo or link for details as they are shared. You can also follow @samaritanspurse on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

UPDATE 3/16/24: God’s Pit Crew’s Immediate Disaster Response team will deploy Tuesday, March 19, from headquarters in Danville, Virginia, and travel to Lewistown, Ohio, and surrounding areas to help victims of the catastrophic storms that left multiple fatalities and dozens injured.  Once on location, the highly trained volunteers and staff will begin working in the hardest-hit areas. Click logo or link for updated details as they are available. You can also follow @godspitcrew on instagram and other social media outlets to learn how to get involved and support

 

Operation Blessing has sent resources into Ohio and assessing the need to mobilize volunteer management. Click logo or link for details as they are shared. You can also follow @operationblessing on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Praying Pelican Missions is Coordinating volunteer efforts in all disciplines. If you, your church, your organization, or your community members need assistance that our volunteers could fulfill, please reach out. Click logo or link for details as they are shared. You can also follow @prayingpelicanmissions on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Hopeforce International is currently reaching out to partners throughout the Midwest, from Oklahoma to Indiana, monitoring the need after several tornadoes touched down yesterday during a very active weather pattern. Click logo or link for details as they are shared. You can also follow @hopeforceinternational on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Masters of Disaster has boots on the ground in Indian Lakes, In and Winchester, OH Assessing the damage and determining a plan of response. Click logo or link for details as they are shared. You can also follow @mastersofdisaterinc on instagram and other social media outlets for the most updated information.

 

Note: Anyone can use the comments section below to share an update or encouragement.

Get Connected to other Christian Leaders who are responding to this event and others by joining our Disaster Response - Leader Connection online Group and through the Serve Source APP.

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Mar 18

Minuteman Disaster Response is deploying to Milton Kentucky and will be on the ground starting tonight through Friday.

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Mar 18

Hey guys. Below is our two location and times for distribution. We are set up at Compass Church and will deliver in bulk over to Ohio.


Compass Church

101 Energy Park Dr, Winchester, IN 47394

1000 meals starting this evening at 5:30

We will confirm meal times for Monday later today


Indian Lake Community Church

121 Orchard Island Rd

Russells Point, OH 43348

1000 meals a day starting Monday 3/18

1:30pm


@Molly MacDonald the church and a city commissioner has alreedy set up teams for plating and distribution of our meals for all next week starting tomorrow in Ohio.


After being on the ground today in Ohio, I feel the need in will be longer there. They have no gas/power…

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Mar 17

Yesterday, Operation Blessing delivered a box truck of relief supplies (water, non perishable food boxes, and cleaning supplies) to OH. We continue to work with locals and assess.

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Mar 15

Has anyone responded to Indian Lake Ohio? What are y’all’s thoughts?

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Unknown member
Mar 16
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See above. We’ve listed all of the responses that have been reported. There are a couple in this area. Mercy Chefs and Masters of Disaster are there from what we see

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Mar 15

Balboa Baptist Church has opened its doors as an emergency shelter for anyone without power or needing a place to stay. Just got off the phone with them. As of right now they didn’t know of any tangible resource needs. But they would keep us updated!

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