Blue Planet's Jon Hurst Assists With Local Branson Tornado Relief
March 1, 2012 - Branson, Missouri
"The show must go on." It’s one of the oldest adages in the entertainment business, but in Branson, Mo., it’s as current as ever. Just days after a 180 mph tornado ripped through the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” the city is hoping to spread the word that the majority of its theaters and family-friendly attractions are open and ready for visitors.
On leap day an EF2 tornado hit the entertainment town of Branson, Missouri damaging theatres, hotels, stores, homes and much more. There were no fatalities, which may stem from the fact that the tourist season doesn’t begin until the first weekend in March, when the 10,500-person town swells to 70,000 or more.
Blue Planet Lighting Service Department Manager Jon Hurst spent days after the tornado working with the "Jesus Was Homeless" organization handing out food and supplies to people effected by the storm.
Blue Planet Lighting is proud of Jon and glad to support the work he and his fellow volunteers at 'Jesus Was Homeless' are doing for the community.
Jesus Was Homeless is a non-profit Christian organization. It’s roots are founded on the belief that Jesus wanted people to live in and experience community. They do that by delivering and providing sack lunch “Happy Face Meals” to the weekly stay motels and the homeless folks that live and work in the Branson area. Through this they are able to build community with people that help them to assemble the over 200 meals. More importantly, they are able to build community with people that are in desperate need of those meals. This service ministry is open to anyone that has a heart for people. If you would like to become involved or to learn more about Jesus Was Homeless please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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