Relief leader explains how faith spurs action after storms
Reprint from The Advocate
BY MARK H. HUNTER, Special to The Advocate, May 07, 2012
Soon after Catholic Charities disaster aid workers arrived in Joplin, Mo., following the catastrophic, May 22 tornado, children were telling them stories of butterflies.
“As we were talking to folks that only had half of a house and were living under tarps, and no running water or anything left of their life other than the clothes they had on, the more we talked to the children, the kids started talking about seeing butterflies during the tornado,” said Gabe Tischler, the disaster coordinator for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri.
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