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EFCA Central is made up of 135 churches and church plants serving Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, and southeastern South Dakota.

We are a family of self-governing churches united around the same core beliefs. Our mission nationally is to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people.

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Help Greenfield, IA

On May 22, a tornado ripped through the small town of Greenfield, IA and destroyed most of the town. Thank you for your prayers for Pastor Mike and the Cornerstone Fellowship family. The church is partnered with ReachGlobal Crisis Response to coordinate the ongoing recovery efforts.  Cornerstone wants to be a blessing and serve their community with care and compassion for the long term, but they need our help. They have sent the following ways to get involved. 
  • For the town of Greenfield as the full impact of the tornado settles in on them over the next few days. One member described what they saw on Tuesday as “carnage”. They experienced tornado warnings again last night. And it will be a long process of recovery.
  • For Cornerstone Fellowship church pastors and leaders as they make decisions about how to best care for people over the next several months. As a part of the hundreds of homes impacted in the community, three families have lost their homes completely. 
  • That hearts would be open to the Gospel as the church seeks to serve and care for its community. 
God’s provision of the needed resources and wisdom for ReachGlobal Crisis Response and church leaders in meeting the wide variety of needs.
  • There will be a significant and long-term response needing significant financial support to help with recovery, rebuilding and related outreach. ReachGlobal Crisis Response Tornado Response: https://give.efca.org/now?des=Tornado%20Response%2038903
  • Home Depot and or Casey fuel gift cards (can mail physical cards to the church).
The only specific DONATION items currently needed are two gators/4 wheelers with small tow behind trailers plus trailers to transport these. NO OTHER STUFF/SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED. Email crisisresponse@efca.org
ReachGlobal Crisis Response is receiving volunteers teams as follows to extend the outreach efforts of Cornerstone Fellowship:

  • Single Day: Starting Saturday May 25 through June 8 ONLY For these dates only, we will be receiving volunteer groups from interested churches to help with immediate clean up efforts, especially focused on clearing fields. Teams need to email tornado@efca.org 24 hours in advance in order to confirm the number of people coming. Team must arrive at Cornerstone Church between 8:15-8:30am. Ending time will be at the team's discretion. Team needs to bring gloves and work boots, plus lunch. A $25 suggested donation per person to Cornerstone Fellowship is recommended for expenses for fuel/equipment operating costs.  
  • Week Long/Partial Week: Start June 9 through August 30. For these dates only, we will be receiving volunteer groups from interested churches to help with immediate clean up efforts and recovery efforts, especially focused on clearing fields. Week long teams will arrive Sunday evening and depart Friday evening. Partial week teams will arrive Wednesday evening and depart Saturday evening. Preference will be given to week long teams. Housing, breakfast and dinner will be provided. 

Teams need to email tornado@efca.org with first/second choice of weeks and estimated team size. We will review requests and send confirmation with additional information. 

A fee of $370 per person for full-week and $200 for partial-week will be charged and further outlined in the additional information we will send. 

  • Interim/Local Response Staff: Cornerstone and ReachGlobal Crisis Response desperately needs additional hands to serve as local response staff. Needs include relational ministry/prayer; administrative; hospitality; practical service; logistics; and more PLEASE consider If you have anyone that could potentially serve for AT LEAST two continuous weeks this summer, AND/OR beyond into the fall/winter, and ask them to pray to consider doing so. You or they can email crisisresponse@efca.org
For other questions or inquiries email tornado@efca.org. Cornerstone and the Crisis Response team appreciate your support. Thanks for investing in the mission field that follows crisis.

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