Group headed south to help tornado victims

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A local church is preparing to head south to help people recover from the deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

The pastor of the church says he was on the phone and e-mailing for about 12 hours Tuesday morning. He and seven others are already on board to help out.

"I am scared to go but if I don’t go I will cry," says Kathy Nordberg who’s getting ready to help in Joplin.

Nordberg says seeing this damage has moved her to join her church in a mission trip to the city where more than 122 people were killed.

"Since it happened Sunday night I have been mourning for people and praying for the people and I just cant get them out of my head," says Nordberg.

Pastor Luke Geraty of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Stanley is organizing the trip. He says they'll bring food to donate and plan to work on repairing homes, cleaning up and doing whatever they can to help.

"Right now there's about eight churches that we're getting connected with that we're going down there to help with," says Pastor Luke Geraty.

He says the church has done mission trips in the past but never this quick. Geraty says the planning happened fast but they can still use some help to make it happen.

"There is an opportunity to join us because we do have room in the van as well as finances, finical contributions will be appreciated more down there," says Geraty.

Both Nordberg and Geraty say they're not sure what to expect but want to get moving on their motto serving god and you.

"A lot of Christians talk about faith and we just want to take our and put it into action," says Geraty.

If you would like to help the church you can donate on their website.

Click here for Trinity Christian's website

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