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Terre Haute Ministries provides relief efforts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- Terre Haute Ministries is actively responding to assist those in need after an F4 tornado swept across the southern portion of Indiana in early March.

Thirteen lives were lost and hundreds of homes were completely destroyed and many others were damaged severely.

Terre Haute Ministries has been serving in Henryville for a couple of weeks now and has been asked to take the lead position in coordinating the large volume of volunteers and assembling them at Rebuilding Our Community (ROC) Ranch Camp at Country Lake.

The volunteers will be gathered to help support the clean up and recovery effort. Through the Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (INVOAD) partnership, affiliated groups -- volunteers that come as a group through their church, denomination or national ministry -- will be scheduled through the effort and hosted at Country Lake Christian Retreat Center.

The retreat center maintains their commitment to hosting volunteers until the last home is built.

A public informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m., at Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. State Road 46, Terre Haute.

Organizations will share an update and information on Henryville and the surrounding areas in regard to tornado recovery efforts. In addition, discussion on how anyone interested in volunteering in the rebuilding efforts can get involved will also take place.

For more information about the meeting, contact kirsten@terrehauteministries.org, or leave a message at the Terre Haute Ministries office at 812-234-7100 Ext. 215.

Financial contributions are still being accepted by Terre Haute Ministries to help support all aspects of the relief efforts.

One hundred percent of donations will be sent to the Henryville area. Those interested in making a donation may do so via check, which should be made out to "Terre Haute Ministries." Indicate in the memo of the check, "Tornado Relief."

Donations may be sent to THM, PO Box 2320, Terre Haute, Ind., 47802.

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