'Least of These': Storm Aid Reaches Elderly, Disabled

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CBN's Operation Blessing is one of the first responders with much needed disaster relief for those directly affected by Oklahoma's most deadly tornado.

The first of the charity's disaster relief trucks arrived in Moore, Okla., Tuesday, bringing food, water and other supplies to a town struggling to recoup from Monday's devastating tornado.

Pastor Mark Cummings, whose home was nearly destroyed, says he's thankful that he and his family survived. "It was a sight," Cummings said. "It was something. I had to take a deep breath and gain my composure."

"My whole fence is gone over there as you can see," said Cummings, who has volunteered to help bring Operation Blessing's disaster relief to the whole community.

"A lot of my friends' homes were totaled," Cummings said. "They are walking by their houses and seeing nothing left there but a slab of bricks."

Operation Blessing President and CEO Bill Horan was on the scene to assess how to help.

"There are lots of folks who don't have insurance," Horan said. "There are elderly folks down here. There are people with disabilities who just don't have anyone else to help them."

"And we are going to seek those people out -- the most vulnerable, the 'least of these," Horan said. "Those are the people at the top of our list."

"Forty thousand pounds of food, shelf-stable items, diapers, toiletries, just things that we can [provide to] help these families because you've seen utter devastation on the television, but there are homes that are still standing, but there are wide spread power outages," Jody Gettys, director of U.S. Disaster Relief for Operation Blessing, said.
Operation Blessing is partnering with Highland Baptist Church, which is right in the heart of the affected community.

"It's really wonderful to be able to co-labor with Operation Blessing," a volunteer named Dave said. "Part of the Body of Christ to be able to share together and link arms together and just do what He called us to do -- to love on people in the name of Jesus.

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