Thank You from the Arkansas Episcopal Disaster Relief Team

Thank you for providing financial support for storm victims by donating to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund and to the many volunteers that have assisted with the following: Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ARVOAD) “One Stop Shops” (Vilonia and Mayflower Wal-Mart gift card distribution). Walk-about Teams: Distribution of Wal-Mart gift cards to storm victims. Rice Depot food collections. Disaster relief … Read More

Disaster Relief Update

A Message from Bishop Benfield The assistance to help victims of Sunday’s tornadoes continues. Here is some of the latest news. Ginger Bailey, our diocesan disaster relief coordinator, reports that the Rice Depot needs volunteers to help assemble emergency food kits. The Rice Depot also needs churches that will serve as drop-off sites for donations. Email Brandi Johnson at Rice … Read More

The Tornado on Sunday Evening

A Message from Bishop Benfield I want to report on the reports that we have concerning the tornado that went through central Arkansas last night and the help that might be needed. Ginger Bailey, a coordinator of our Disaster Relief Team, is heading up Arkansas’s Episcopal Church’s response to the tornado. She has already been working to coordinate our response. … Read More

Vilonia Tornado Response

As many of you have heard, tornadoes that tore through Arkansas and Oklahoma last night killed at least 17 people, with 16 of those deaths occurring in Arkansas, according to Reuters news service. The Arkansas communities of Vilonia and Mayflower, just east of Conway, were two of the hardest hit. The Diocese of Arkansas is working closely with our Disaster … Read More