By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
Moore, OK. is over 800 miles away from Rome, and yet Northwest Georgians are responding with aid and donations as though they were our neighbors.
Several local charities and churches have been taking up offerings for the small, tornado-ravaged town. This includes the First Baptist Church of Rome, which will also be dispatching both volunteers and a temporary, child-care trailer to the area.
The self-contained, mobile unit can be used to babysit children as their parents deal with the vast ramifications of Monday’s deadly EF-5 tornado, says FBC pastor Joel Snider.
“It has everything needed to set up a temporary child-care situation,” he says. “Over the last couple years, we have developed a disaster response team, a group of people that help in a variety of ways. It’s just something that we feel like is a gift of ours and we want to share with people, in this case, in Oklahoma.”
The church’s disaster relief team has responded to both national and local disasters alike, participating in tornado cleanup and recovery in Adairsville and Gordon County most recently.