Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 2, 2017 – Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are on the ground in New York City following Tuesday’s terror attack that resulted in eight deaths and injured several others before the assailant was shot and apprehended by authorities. The attack is being called the deadliest in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.
“When we see terror attacks and the murder of innocent people, the pain, fear and sorrow are deep. Mourners will work through many different emotions over the coming days as they seek answers to very difficult questions,” said Jack Munday, international director of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. “Our chaplains will stand alongside them to listen and offer the hope and comfort of Jesus in these dark days.”
Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is asking for prayer. “Pray for those wounded and the eight families who have tragically lost loved ones in this act of terror.”
The deployment in New York City is the latest in a series of terror- and shooting-related deployments for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team this year. Thus far they have offered the hope of Christ following attacks in Quebec, Canada; Manchester, England; London, England (multiple times); and Barcelona, Spain. The ministry just completed its efforts following the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, which killed 58 people.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team continues to work in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Chaplains are also in Santa Rosa, Calif., in response to deadly wildfires.
For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit www.BillyGraham.org/RRT. Updates can also be found at www.facebook.com/RRTChaplains.
About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 270 disaster sites, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.