Jehovah's Witnesses help only their own at disasters? A Witness counters with links - 2019-04-08
We're always very happy to receive replies to our stories from Jehovah's Witnesses who want to present their point of view. Yesterday, we posted a story by ex-JW Michael Paddock, who talked about being instructed to sneak around Red Cross officials in order to locate and help only Jehovah's Witnesses in the relief effort after Hurricane Katrina. With a counterpoint, here's Witness Jimmy Price...
Your piece with Michael Paddock doesn't present the whole truth about our efforts to assist non-JWs during those hard and pressing times. The following links are from non-Witness sources, that demonstrate that we do not seek to help only our own:
From 2001: "While most of the victims are fellow Witnesses, the repair effort has spread to include some families and neighbors of church members hit by Houston's most costly natural disaster. An estimated 50,000 houses were inundated when floodwaters hit in early June."