Tornadoes have sadly caused death and destruction in central Tennessee earlier this week, with the worst damage concentrated in and around Nashville. A state of emergency was in effect as dozens of buildings across the area have collapsed and 48,000 Nashville Electric customers are without power.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster response team will go to Tennessee in mid-March, and an on-going basis as needed, to offer spiritual and physical support to persons affected by the deadly storms.

Please keep these Sisters and disaster relief volunteers in your prayers as they put their faith into action.

Disaster Relief

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have a long tradition of responding in times of disaster. Historically Sisters have responded to flooding in Louisville, the yellow fever epidemic, monsoons in India, a hurricane in Belize, and an earthquake in Nepal. Continuing in this spirit, the SCN Disaster Relief Program invites volunteers to offer spiritual and physical support to persons experiencing a disaster. Sisters and volunteers respond in the same spirit of Vincent de Paul with reverence for each person and witness to God’s presence in the midst of adversity. The Disaster Relief Program provides an opportunity to put faith into action.