Story and photos by Jan Osborn.
In response to Sunday night’s tornados, neighborhoods and communities around the Dallas area are coming together to distribute food and supplies, and lend a few extra hands. On Tuesday a team from Prestoncrest Church of Christ partnered with Dallas City Councilman Adam McGough and staff (District 10), US Congressman Colin Allred and staff (District 32), along with other neighbors and volunteer groups, to serve in the hard-hit, northeast Dallas neighborhood of Hamilton Park.
The work involved clearing and cleaning trees, branches, and debris, trash on streets, helping to find resources for those without power, particularly the elderly. “Dallas represents lots of backgrounds and differences, but we’re at our best when we come together, to love and serve our neighbors,” said Gary Cochran, minister of Singles and Urban Missions at Prestoncrest.
Another team from New Mount Zion Baptist Church was handing out food from the North Texas Food Bank’s mobile unit to neighbors without power and food. “We try to fulfill the Great Commission and Great Commandment. We are the hands and feet of mercy to help those in need,” said Pastor Tommy Brown.
Kids, parents and teachers from Lake Highlands Junior High School and Hamilton Park Elementary also joined the forces, reaching out to friends and neighbors that have been affected by these storms. Students packed boxes of food for distribution.
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