(ABOVE: Jeff Smith's most recent "Mission of Compassion" was last month after the deadly tornado in Tuska, OK)
Jeff Smith's name might be familiar to you. If you have watched Channel 2's severe weather coverage then you've seen his storm chase video or heard his voice on KJRH. He's also a great friend of mine!
After the storm chase ends, Jeff does what he can to help out storm victims. He began "Mission of Compassion" a few years ago. This grass-roots effort provides direct relief to storm ravaged families. Jeff loads up his personal SUV and trailer and drives across the country to bring needed relief supplies. Everything comes from his own pocket and his church friends. Jeff is the Youth Director at New Life Baptist Church in Verdigris.
Jeff's next "Mission of Compassion" could be the biggest so far: he's heading to the tornado damaged Southeast. He leaves for Ringgold, GA on Friday, May 6. He sent me an email asking for help with bottled water, trash bags, Bibles, gloves, buckets, diapers, baby food/formula, handy-wipes and paper towels, first aid items and pet food. Toys too!
If you would like to donate, Jeff's trailer will be in front of Channel 2 on Thursday, May 5 from 11am to 6:30pm. Come on by and bring your supplies for the tornado victims! George
(BELOW: From previous missions. Jeff and friends unload in Picher, OK after an EF4 Tornado in 2008)
Please contact Jeff if you would like to help :) He's a great friend of mine, and he's all heart! George
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