Eden UB church of Reedsville, Ohio, is serving as a command center emergency services in the aftermath of the tornadoes which swept through the area last Wednesday, Sept. 16. Three F3 tornadoes touched down, one of them within a mile of the church.
Eden UB is located in hill country, which supposedly doesn’t attract tornadoes. Pastor Adam Will says they have floods and ice storms, but never tornadoes. This is considered the country’s worst disaster ever.
Fortunately, nobody in Ohio was killed, though some were injured, including one lady from the church who couldn’t get out of her home when the tornado sucked the doors shut.
Most people in this economically depressed area, says Pastor Will, have no insurance. Many lost everything they own.
From the church, they are feeding about 350 volunteers and families three meals a day. Many volunteers attended Eden Church on Sunday, after which they immediately began feeding people. Some are fed at the church, others receive food delivered by truck and ATV.
Much clothing has also been collected at the church–more, says Pastor Will, then they’ll ever be able to use.