Rebuild Tornado-Destroyed Church

Background: I felt so honored (as I still am) that I was invited to serve as a guest speaker on 4/29/17 for some Hispanic HS graduates who are the children of migrant workers in a small town (Emory, TX) about 1.5 hours from our house and it took place in this small church building (St. John Catholic Church in Emory, TX). I had planned a motivational speech about my personal story, what it takes to succeed and role of God in my life and why God needs the humblest of us to succeed to serve as an example, etc. and in addition my wife and kids went with us so we could all experience this together. Here is a write-up of the speech -->

This is how it went: we had a nice dinner, then the priest gave a few words, then they gave an introduction about me and I was up next. As, I was prepping my iPad ready to get up, the host said he got a call that a tornado would be passing by and we were in its path. He asked for us all to get into this tornado safe zone in the hallway for 5 minutes then return. I was thinking, 'such cautious measures, nothing ever happens, I'll take my iPad and review my notes in there while we wait'......this is what happened next. I documented it, as it happened (please see video). -->

I would like to raise money to help rebuild this church and for the church to decide on what is best, could be to help the people who go to that church whose homes were destroyed or to rebuild the church itself. Let thrn determine what is best. Any contribution, even $1 would benefit this community/town of 1,200 residents.

This same event and church was featured on CNN, please read:

Organizer and beneficiary

Eduardo Pérez
Emory, TX
Timothy Hughes

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