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The storms that came through Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky the weekend of December 10 caused destruction that is still being covered by the national news. An EF3 tornado brought about significant damage in Henry County, Tennessee, where Grace Episcopal Church in Paris, Tennessee is located. Fortunately, Grace Church was not damaged, and no one in the congregation received significant damage or injury. Paris is not far from Mayfield, Kentucky, however, which received tremendous damage. In Henry County many homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed, along with barns and water wells.  
The members of Grace Church are working hard to help the community with recovery efforts. One of the ways you can assist is by donating to the DWTN Disaster Relief Fund. You may donate online here

You may also send a check made out to DWTN Disaster Relief, with “December 2021 storms” in the memo line.  Please mail your check to:

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee
692 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

The funds received will be delivered to Grace Church to help the Henry County community recover.
If you have any questions about recovery efforts or making donations, please send an email to Canon Sharon Alexander: salexander@episwtn.org.
It is especially difficult for a community to endure a tornado before a holiday, especially as the weather is getting colder. Please keep all who have been affected by the storms, including first responders and all helping with recovery efforts, in your prayers. Your generosity in donating is deeply appreciated.

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