Memphian in Brussels helping those impacted by terrorist attacks

Memphian in Brussels helping those impacted by terrorist attacks

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Support for Brussels is showing up all around the world in wake of the terrorist attacks that ISIS is now claiming responsibility for on Tuesday. As the people of Belgium and around the world pray for the lives touched by the terrorists attacks, a Mid-South family is doing what they can to help.

One woman from Memphis is now living in Belgium and found herself very close to danger.

"It was really shocking when we heard the news and a little distressing for all of us," said Elizabeth Player.

Player, along with her husband and two children, have lived in Brussels for the last year and a half. She said their home is close to the International Airport where authorities say the three men seen in surveillance video planted bombs.

This attack, along with one at a local metro station, killed at least 30 people and injured hundreds.

"The biggest comfort I got was just praying," Player said.

Player says she is helping Lifepoint Church, based in Smyrna, Tennessee, with a blood drive for those injured.

"We want to reach out to the people who are hurting and need our help," Player said.

For the mother of five, the thought of a terrorist attack happening so close to where they now live is frightening, but she is preaching a strong message of faith to her kids and family.

"In all stressful situations, you do have a hope, you do have an anchor," Player said.

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