Christian aid groups and churches have moved in to help after the devastating tornado that killed at least 24 people and injured scores of others in Oklahoma.
The tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday with 200 mph winds. Especially hard hit was the town of Moore.
The twister demolished buildings over a wide area and flattened elementary schools.
In one of the schools, Plaza Towers Elementary, the tornado killed seven of the nine children .
The storm was massive. According to CNN, it was a mile wide and 17 miles long at one point.
With search and rescue efforts continuing for missing survivors, humanitarian agency Church World Service said it was providing relief supplies immediately with a focus on helping the area to recover in the long term.
CWS Emergency Response Specialists moved into the area and were making contact with partners in affected areas to assess immediate and longer-term needs.