LYNCHBURG, Virginia – A small group from Liberty University has hit the road to help tornado victims try to get back to normal .
The LU Send Now group of 10 students and alumni left from Lynchburg to Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday morning. More than 20 people died in Lee County after a series of tornadoes that touched there last weekend.
"It is important for the people of Alabama to know that there is a body of believers here in Lynchburg," said Isaac Griswold, a student at Liberty University who was traveling with the group.
The Liberty group brings supplies and assistance to Samaritan's Purse volunteers in ministry and cleanup efforts.
"There will probably be a ton of debris and a lot of things to collect," Griswold said. "The houses were picked up and moved in. It's crazy, just devastation."
Griswold says it was important for the group to go beyond thoughts and prayers to help Alabama recover from tornadoes.
"Prayer is very important, but it is also important to be able to go and show them the Father's love by picking up everything we have and going," Griswold said. "If someone did that for me and my house, I think that would mean a lot to me."
The group will be in Alabama for a week.
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