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FCFI Helping Farmers Recover from Tornado Damage in Kentucky
After the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, it was time to head back to western Kentucky to help farmers recover from the devastating tornadoes of December 10, 2021. Our base camp was moved from Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake to Dexter-Hardin United Methodist Church. Work continues on farms near the resort, where extensive tree damage downed fences that contain cattle, horses, goats, and other livestock. The Fellowship of Christian Farmers Disaster Relief Operations assembles volunteer crews to clear trees and rebuild fence to help farmers maintain their livestock.
Tornadoes Pound 6 States: 70 Dead
Last night, a devastating tornado hit Mayfield, KY around 9:30PM, causing major damage and killing as many as 50 or more people, many in a candle making factory, running shifts 24/7 to get product out for Christmas. Warm temperatures in December usually signal severe weather, with as many as six states hit with tornadoes and strong thunderstorms with damaging winds.
Mission Trip: Louisiana
Mission Trip: Louisiana
Oregon Ag Prayer Breakfast
The Fellowship of Christian Farmers has been given the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Oregon Ag Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The event will be both live, on a 180 acre field near the small town of Tangent, Oregon, between Corvallis and Lebanon, just east of Interstate 5, and south of Oregon 34. The prayer meeting and breakfast (free) begins at 8:00am local time (PDT). They have lots of room for RVs and tents. The address is:
Disaster Relief Heading Into Winter
Amid all of the Covid-19 concerns of this past year, natural disasters still happen, and the Fellowship of Christian Farmers is there to help farmers recover from hurricanes, tornados, floods, wildfires, and other disasters, large and small. This year brought massive tornados in Tennessee and Alabama, hurricanes to Louisiana and Alabama, a derecho storm to Iowa, along with many smaller storms. A big thank you to FCFI Board Member CP Foster for hauling a truckload of hay to Louisiana!
Work Continues in Iowa
The Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International teamed up with Go Serve Global to help farmers in rural Iowa recover from the August 10th derecho windstorm that hit the Cedar Rapids area with sustained winds of over 100 mph, lasting nearly an hour and flattening 13 million acres of corn and soybeans. Current projects include removing downed trees and gleaning fields littered with pieces of destroyed grain bins and other metal buildings on farms northeast of Keystone.
Record 140 MPH Winds Flatten Corn in Iowa
When you see devastation like this in Iowa farm country, you immediately think tornado. This would not be the case for a straight line windstorm that passed through the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area on August 10, 2020. Wind speeds set a new record for the straight line winds, called “Derecho.”
Truck Purchased at Auction!
The Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International has been involved in disaster relief for many years. We have sent teams to Louisiana for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence, to Florida for Hurricane Michael, to Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Oklahoma for tornadoes, to Kansas for wildfires, to many states for flooding and other disasters. First responder disaster relief organization Samaritan’s Purse donated a 5th wheel trailer that they used for disaster relief to the Fellowship of Christian Farmers, which has been useful responding to disasters in Oklahoma and Kansas.