Tornado Relief 2013
OKLAHOMA Since May 21, the day after an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, the SI Investigative Team
has been surveying the devastated tornado zones and working with local organizations to begin coordinating
SI is now coordinating the worksite management of volunteers and equipment in the disaster zones
and working with Church of the Harvest, who has offered their facilities and support to lodge and
provide meals for the volunteers that come to the area to help. It's very much appreciated, and
their generosity provides a huge piece of the puzzle to put these devastated areas back together.
Also, the church is collecting and distributing donated items - no clothing, please.
At the end of this article, you will find a link to more details for volunteers plus links to two forms that are required if you're planning
to volunteer with SI in Oklahoma. You may print the forms, fill them out, and take them with you to Church of the Harvest,
or simply wait until you arrive at the church and obtain and fill out forms at that time.
Please remember to wear hard-soled shoes or work boots, long pants and work gloves to help protect yourself.
Location & Lodging Information
Church of the Harvest has a Norman/ Moore Campus that is located on the Moore/Norman city line,
just over a mile away from where the storm crossed Interstate 35. The campus is located on the southeast
corner of the intersection of Indian Hills Road and I-35S. It is a perfect staging area for SI operations
during the recovery and rebuilding of the area.
If you would like to work with Service International in Oklahoma, please contact Church of the Harvest to schedule and plan your lodging.
Email: email@example.com or phone 405-478-7373 or visit their website at www.harvestokc.com
If you have questions regarding Service International, please email Patti Fasnacht at SI.
Stay tuned for updates.
Check out this article about
SI's relief work in Moore, Oklahoma.
Updated Oklahoma Tornado Relief Details for Volunteers
SI Liability Release - Required
SI Volunteer Medical Release - Required
ST. CHARLES / ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI At this time, Service International is not carrying out debris clean-up operations after the May 31 tornado in the St. Charles/St. Louis area.
Our relief personnel, with our equipment and vehicles, are still hard at work in the Moore-Oklahoma City area. SI has been given an area responsibility
in Oklahoma and is extended to capacity.
If there are any changes regarding SI's status for relief work in the St. Louis area, we will immediately post the information on our website. Thank you for your willingness to serve!
Departure Dates: June 26 and 28
Return Date: July 6
Registration is now closed. Watch for details about our next Dental Mission to Kosovo this fall.
SI volunteers join with SI Kosovar volunteers to set up and participate in Kosovo JUMP!
Last year over 3,000 children and their family members came to the four-day event, which runs
concurrently with the J. Clyde Perry Soccer Tournament and July 4th fireworks celebration in Gjakova.
Use the links to watch the video of last year's KERCE! and see what JUMP! Kids Camp is all
about here in the US and in Kosovo.
For more information about SI's work in Kosovo
call Patti Fasnacht at Service International (636.532.9008) or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, Service International received this touching letter from Antigona, a young woman in Shtime, Kosovo.
Dear Service International,
My name is Antigona and I am 19 years old. I grew up in a Muslim family but not practical but with Muslim dictionary if I can say that.
My life had many ups and downs as I have epilepsy and not only that but I have made some bad choices in my life.
Well, my family sent me to the safe house so I can get better.
Often I thought why I had to be born with this sickness and didn't know that God has a plan for me.
I came to the Gjakova Safe House couple of weeks ago and I heard that some girls from the Safe house were being treated in one of the humanitarian dental clinic. I had pain on my teeth for so long but my family couldn’t effort it to send me also to the dentist. It is so expensive to get the dental treatment in Kosova even a simple treatment.
Through Service International and Family church, I was able to get the needed treatment. The care and the love from the staff made me feel loved. I start to attend the Bible study and the Sunday services.
As Pastor was sharing about the life and promise that we have in Jesus Christ, my heart start to beat fast. I thought I am going to have a seizure but no I didn't. It was a time that Jesus was calling me "Come my Child I will take care of you". My eyes were on tears and when the pastor asked if there is anyone that want to receive Jesus in their heart today, I raise my hand and stand.
Pastor prayed for me and since that moment I felt I am loved and accepted. On the next Bible Study I was given a Bible and I am reading it and enjoying the new life with Christ.
Thank you God for giving me an eternal life, providing the dental care and accepting and loving me just as I am.
Give Kids A Smile, St. Louis
Fall 2013 St. Louis University Campus
Twice each year, in the spring and fall, SI teams up with the Dental Society of Greater St. Louis to provide free dental care
to children in the inner city. You don't have to be a dental professional to be part of this great outreach
there's a place for everyone who wants to help. To find out how you can be part of the next Give Kids A Smile event, call the
Volunteer Office at 636.733.8367.
Tornado Clean-up Joplin
Since the Joplin tornado in 2011 more than 2,000 volunteers have worked with SI to clear debris from over 200 acres.
Read more about SI's work in Joplin.
Tornado Clean-up North St. Louis County
SI coordinated more than 5,700 volunteers from the St. Louis region,
and volunteer teams cleared debris and downed trees from over 300 work sites! Thank you, St. Louis!
Watch the video, see photos, and read more about SI's tornado relief work.
For details call SI at 636.532.9008.
Read about the experiences of SI's volunteer medical team and their work in this quake-stricken country.
Rapid Response Team
If you would like to be added to SI's Rapid Response
Call List, please contact Service International at 636.532.9008.
East Coast - Hurricane Irene Recovery 2011
When the waters from overflowing rivers began to recede, SI brought heavy equipment and teamed up with local volunteers to begin cleaning up debris, cutting fallen trees, and pressure washing
and disinfecting the interiors of buildings and homes. Volunteers working with SI invested 1,000 man hours in cleaning up seven homes, one business and four school buildings, and cutting up trees on five properties.
Thank you to all the hardworking staff and volunteers and to everyone who gave our teams food and shelter along the way. God bless you!
Read more about Service International's hurricane