Beginning April 27, 2014, a severe storm system caused deadly tornadoes to blast through the central and southern United States. The tornadoes demolished homes, and reports state that over 30 people were killed. The United States branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses reports that no Witnesses were killed or injured during the disaster, but seven homes sustained damage. Additionally, three places of worship used by the Witnesses were damaged. Committees of Witness volunteers in the region are assisting those affected by the tornadoes.

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