BISHOP T.D. JAKES AND THE POTTERS HOUSE PARTNERS WITH WORLD VISION TO AID TORNADO VICTIMS
Families and individuals struggling to recover from recent series of Texas tornadoes will find resources for recovery at the Dallas church
DALLAS, April 5, 2012 — In response to Tuesday’s Texas storms, Bishop T.D. Jakes has partnered with local organizations to provide relief for those affected by the devastating twisters. Under the guidance of Jakes and led by Pastor Ronnie Guynes, MegaCARE Missions, Inc.—the humanitarian arm of The Potter’s House founded by the Bishop—has joined forces with World Vision to aid victims. Hundreds of MegaCARE volunteers will assemble and distribute more than 500 food packages, hygiene kits and clothing for men, women and children. Cleaning supplies, children’s shoes and even bed rails to create a new place to sleep will be available for those who need them. The Potter’s House is also offering limited financial assistance.
In addition to tangible goods, The Potter's House Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health is offering free counseling sessions to those who are seeking emotional and mental support in dealing with the aftermath of the Texas tornadoes.
WHEN: Thursday, April 5- 3pm-8pm
Friday, April 6- 10am-4pm
Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13- 3pm-8pm
WHERE: The Potter’s House of Dallas; 6777 W. Kiest Boulevard; Dallas, TX
Room: The Sports Center
Requirements: Persons seeking assistance must bring photo identification and their
Red Cross relief number.
· B-roll of volunteers interacting with/providing goods and services to tornado victims
· Pastor Lawrence Robinson, director of pastoral affairs and lead organizer of outreach efforts
· Local volunteers and members from The Potter’s House are available for interviews
About The Potter’s House
Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals.” The Potter’s House has five locations, The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, and The Potter’s House of Denver and a Spanish language church, Casa de Fe. www.thepottershouse.org
About MegaCARE Missions
MegaCARE is an international outreach and relief program that supports and initiates sustainable community development efforts through education, health care assistance, humanitarian service and empowerment. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, MegaCARE was founded in 1997 by Bishop T.D. Jakes, and has implemented programs in the United States, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, Egypt, India, Bulgaria, Mexico, Belize and Guyana by initiating sustainable development efforts through staff, volunteers and strategic partnerships. www.megacaremissions.org