By Message Staff
RUSTON – A PayPal account has been established to assist in efforts to clean up the chapel at the Louisiana Tech University Baptist Collegiate Ministry, which was damaged after a tornado touched down in Ruston Thursday, April 25.
Three oak trees fell on the roof of the building early Thursday. No students were injured at the time of the incident.
“There’s a lot of damage in and around our building and the cleanup starts TODAY!” the BCM posted on Facebook. “If you’d like to be a part of the cleanup efforts by giving, here is a link to our BCM PayPal! We will keep you posted on other ways to give & help as the process continues! Thank you for your prayers and any forms of assistance during this time!”
Hours after the storm passed through Ruston, students from the Louisiana Tech BCM helped clear the trees and other debris from the building. Louisiana Baptists State BCM Director Mark Robinson was excited to see students respond so quickly to help their BCM in its time of need. Northwestern State BCM Director Bill Collins showed up to assist the students in the clean up efforts.
“A reinforcement for your hope in the next generation is playing out today on the Louisiana Tech campus at the BCM,” Robinson posted on his Facebook page. “Dozens of students are out cleaning trees off of the BCM. [Northwestern State BCM Director) William Collins came over with a crew to help clean up. The damage is devastating. Pray for them as they get through the next few weeks and rebuild the BCM building.”
To donate to clean up efforts at the BCM, visit https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/latechbcm.