Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun March 1, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Brett Bagwell, founder of Shine Through Missions Inc. of Arkadelphia, holds a travel pack, a grouping of essential hygiene products that the organization hands out to victims of tornadoes or during other times when the packs are needed.

Answering the call

Shine Through Missions Inc. helps people affected by natural disasters

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Brett Bagwell was only a child when an F-5 tornado ripped apart his hometown in 1997. But it is those memories, in part, that led him to start the disaster-relief organization that he calls Shine Through Missions Inc. “I was young, but I remember the day vividly,” said Bagwell, now 21. “There was mass chaos and havoc. As I grew older, every year on March 1 we celebrated another year of rebuilding from that devastating day. I wanted to s... READ MORE

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