According to Seattle's KIRO 7 News, a powerful set of storms packing drenching rains and heavy winds has killed five people. Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire declared a state of emergency Dec. 3 before touring flood damages in the southwest region of the state and meeting with survivors seeking shelter at a high school in Chehalis, a community about 30 miles south of Olympia, the state's capital.
Meanwhile, Jim Peterson, our Storehouse manager in Kent, Wash., is coordinating with the local Salvation Army in hard-hit Centralia, Wash., which is near Chehalis.
In response to that agency's request, based on what has been characterized as "an immediate need," World Vision is trucking about five pallets of emergency supplies. Items in the shipment include:
>> Please pray for those who have lost loved ones, homes, and property to Washington state's severe flooding.
>> Donate now to our U.S. Disaster Response Fund. Help us to be able to serve the poor and dispossessed right here at home in America when crises strike.
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