Baptist & Reflector
COOKEVILLE — In the early morning hours of March 3, tornadoes swept through Middle Tennessee, leaving behind at least 24 fatalities and a path of destruction.
Cookeville and Putnam County especially were hit hard with about 18 fatalities and a number of homes that were flattened.
Within a matter of hours, Tennessee Baptists were on the scene ready to assist residents with clearing trees and debris while showing the love of Jesus Christ.
Residents and ministers from the Cookeville area recalled the event and shared memories during one of the Good News Videos aired during Virtual Summit on Nov. 10. See this video and others at TBCSummit.org.
Ted McWilliams recalled that the day following the tornado there were at least 200 people at his demolished house and even more the following day. He noted that to see that many people, many of whom he didn’t even know, offering to help was overwhelming. “There are no words for it.” [Read more…]