A local church partnered with a national nonprofit to help families devastated by a tornado in Oklahoma.
Thara Moyers with Elevation Church in Charlotte signed up with her church's outreach program to join Samaritans' Purse.
"We work in partnership with nonprofit organizations locally and globally to feed the hungry, fight homelessness, empower children and families, respond to the needs of people in crisis, rescue victims of injustice, and lead a generation in a life of generosity and service for the church Jesus called us to be," Moyer said.
From June 6-10, Elevation Church went to Shawnee, Okla.
"I was very shocked to see the number of volunteers from all over the country who were taking their own time and money to help a fellow man," Moyer said.
She said the 21-hour there and back was a challenge, but Moyer added "it was all worth it."
"There is still so much work to be done," Moyer said.
Moyer encouraged groups to still volunteer to help people in Oklahoma.
"People still need hope, love, support, someone to talk to, a positive spirit to shine a smile on them that is willing to listen to them speak," Moyer said. "They still need hope and support and a reminder that they will make it through this."