Monday, April 9, 2012

Tornadoes Hit Dallas Area Hard!!!

Dear SoupFriends,

Greetings from the SoupMan!

The late comic George Carlin once said "Weather report for tonight -- Dark." He meant it as a joke but what happened with the weather in Dallas recently was no laughing matter.

On Tuesday April 3rd, the Dallas area was hit hard by 12 tornadoes. In a heartbeat cars were tossed in the air, homes were destroyed, and thousands of people were left homeless. The tornadoes did not discriminate. Rich, poor, and middle class alike were all touched by the path of the storms. There were a large number of injuries and many people had to be taken to the hospital. Only by God's grace were their no deaths.

When the storms hit, the SoupMobile's Emergency Response Team (ERT) leaped into action. If you haven't heard about our ERT, let me get you up to speed. Recently generous donors of the SoupMobile donated the funds we needed to purchase a used ambulance. Much like Red Cross vehicles, we have converted the ambulance into a emergency response vehicle.
It's loaded with food, blankets, toiletries, drinks, and even Teddy Bears for children displaced in emergencies. More important, it's loaded with lots of love -- specifically the Love that Jesus asked us all to spread throughout the world.

Virtually on a moment's notice, the SoupMobile Emergency Response Team can spring into action to help the victims of natural disasters in the Dallas area. However, we understand that we are just a piece of the puzzle when it comes to disaster relief. Organizations like the Red Cross, Salvation Army, World Vision and many more like them bring years of experience to the table. What it all comes down to are the words that Hillary Clinton once said - "It takes a Village." Indeed it takes a Village of relief organizations, donors and volunteers to help those in need. At the SoupMobile we feel privileged that God allows us to be part of this relief mission in addition to our regular missions of 'Feeding & Sheltering' the homeless.

Please join us as we continue to help and pray for the victims of these most recent tornadoes. They are precious children of the Lord most high and we will all continue to reach out to them with help, caring, compassion and love.

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May the Lord Bless & Keep You & Yours,

Signed, David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan

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