God's Hand Was On This Place

March 06, 2012 - 12:18 PM EST
Lt. David Costellow
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West Liberty, KY (March 5, 2012) – Tornadoes leave an astounding path of destruction behind them, but what is even more astounding are the stories of survival from the storm.  Appalachian Regional Hospital sits on a hill overlooking the town of West Liberty.  While visiting the hospital today, Lisa Redding, Human Resource Director for the hospital, shared the amazing story of how the hospital was spared from significant damage.  Redding said, “People may not believe this, but it was as if the hand of God spared our hospital.”  She went on to explain how the path of the tornado came across the town in front of the hospital and as it approached them the tornado split in two and went around the hospital.  It is quite clear that as you look around, there is absolute destruction all around them, yet the hospital still stands.  As a result, they remain open and continue to see patients. 

As The Salvation Army continues to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those who have been affected by the recent tornadoes, we are thankful for the opportunity to hear these amazing stories of survival.  The Salvation Army has provided hundreds of hot meals, drinks, and snacks each day in the communities affected by these storms.  We ask that you continue to remember these communities that have been devastated and give them your support to help them rebuild.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this disaster, please visit:   www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help by texting “Storm” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort.   The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

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About the Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865.  Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.  About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.