The pastor of Pierces chapel Assembly, the Rev. Waymon Claiborne, and his wife, Dianna, president of Divine Right Ministries, traveled Monday to Atkins, Ark., to deliver groceries from their church food bank.

In the aftermath of last week’s tornado, four people lost their lives in the little town of Atkins, population 3,000. In the 25-mile swath the storm took across the Arkansas countryside, the twister destroyed a large church located on Interstate 40 and several individual homes.

The Marriage and Career Class of Pierces Chapel Assembly and Divine Right Ministries joined together to assemble and distribute disaster kits recently. A food bank is also available for individuals and families with emergency needs.

Divine Right Ministries is a faith-based, disaster relief agency that began in 1995. This past year, volunteers have been involved in a variety of projects which included clearing mud and debris from tornados and floods in Minnesota and Alabama, assisting with house fires, teaching CPR/first aid/AED classes and ministering in song and devotionals to the elderly, and also providing transportation to medical appointments.

For more information about disaster kits, the food bank or to donate time, groceries or funds, call 903-586-9076 or send an e-mail to or visit the Web site Volunteers are being signed up for future projects.

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