God’s Pit Crew Responding to Jonesboro, Ark. Tornado; COVID-19 Response Continues

By April 2, 2020No Comments

DANVILLE, VA: 03/30/20- On Saturday, a destructive tornado tore through Jonesboro, Ark., causing widespread damage, and injuring several people.

After getting word of this devastating tornado, God’s Pit Crew immediately began reaching out to contacts in the areas that were impacted.

Mike Newcomb, GPC board member and a team of volunteers based at his church in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area jumped into action on Sunday and began loading one of our smaller disaster response units that is stationed at Mike’s church, with supplies and Blessing Buckets. GPC’s Dallas based team left Texas on Sunday afternoon (March 29) and began making the several hour journey to Jonesboro to assess damages and deliver relief supplies.

God’s Pit Crew also continues to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic locally and around our nation. As of last week, GPC has sent out 12 tractor-trailer loads of relief supplies to 14 different locations. Most have been delivered in the state of Virginia, but loads have also been shipped to Alabama, West Virginia, and Georgia.

These truckloads of relief supplies are to help GPC’s long-term partners, agencies and churches to get these essential items to people who may be in need during the COVID-19 epidemic.

GPC is working to have 100,000 nutritious meals assembled, packaged and ready to donate/distribute if and when they are needed. These meals will be assembled next week. The cost to sponsor a meal is 0.30 cents and for those who are able to make a contribution, they can donate on GPC’s website or by giving on the COVID-19 Response Fundraiser on Facebook (

As more information about GPC’s plan of response to the Jonesboro, Ark. tornado becomes available, further updates will be sent out.