Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team have gone to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of this week’s unrest.
“Let’s continue to be in prayer for an end to the violence,” Franklin Graham said in an email Wednesday. He said the chaplains will be in Ferguson to assist the local churches and help in any way possible.
About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into a nationwide network of chaplains in 48 states who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations, including shootings at Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois and the Aurora movie theatre. They have deployed to more than 175 disaster sites, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.