Franklin Graham arrives to help Alberta City | News
Son of evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin Graham toured parts of Tuscaloosa Saturday along with more than a hundred members of a church-based disaster relief team.
Graham will also tour places like Alberta City, an east Tuscaloosa community wiped out by April 27’s massive tornado. He said while flying from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa he saw the path of destruction the tornado took.
“It’s unbelievable that much damage, that stayed on the ground that long, and where that tornado hit just blew everything in its path,” Graham said. “My heart goes out to the people that have lost their property. We pray for them and we want to try and do everything we can to generate prayer from all over the world in Alabama, especially here in Tuscaloosa.”
The relief team, Samaritan’s Purse, plans to stay and work in the storm-ravaged town for several months.
Graham was last in Tuscaloosa in the late 90’s for a crusade. This visit will be much longer and possibly just as impactful.