In response to the EF-4 tornado that plowed through Moore, Okla., Monday, MNA Disaster Response is in the process of deploying staff to assess the damage and begin recovery efforts.

Christ the King Presbyterian, in nearby Norman, Okla., was the closest PCA church to the disaster. Although the church building is still standing, several members of the congregation have yet to be tracked down. MNA Disaster Response Director Arklie Hooten and Regional Specialist Rick Lynn will be meeting with the North Texas presbytery in the next few days to assess how MNA can serve the church and local community in the coming days.

“We know that the loss will be catastrophic and there will be catastrophic financial needs,” says Sherry Lanier, Disaster Response Facilitator. “Everything we’re seeing says it’s another Joplin.”

MNA is currently accepting volunteer applications and donations for the relief effort in Oklahoma. Interested volunteers can sign up here. All donations will go directly to those affected by the storm.