September 9, 2022
MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 9, 2022 – World Relief Memphis is heartbroken over the loss of life and injuries inflicted as a result of the devastating shootings in Memphis that occurred on Wednesday. We also join Second Presbyterian Church and the broader community in mourning the loss of Eliza Fletcher. World Relief Memphis and our extended community of staff and volunteers across the US stand with local communities as we mourn and remember the lives lost this week.
“In the midst of such violence, loss and fear, World Relief Memphis is praying for our community partners and neighbors while working to ensure our clients feel supported,” said World Relief Memphis executive director PJ Moore. “We’re seeking to serve as a resource for those arriving from other countries having fled violence and persecution who may feel triggered or retraumatized, or who are burdened by the suffering experienced by their new neighbors.”
World Relief Memphis remains committed to seeking the welfare of our city and its residents as we collectively recover from such staggering loss. We lament these acts of violence and express our longing for the promised restoration of God’s creation. Together, we can work toward building a more just and welcoming city as we grieve the events of the past week.
To learn more about how you can support Memphis community members, visit: https://worldrelief.org/memphis/get-involved/volunteer/.
About World Relief
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. For over 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.
Learn more at https://worldrelief.org