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  • SBDR preparing major Puerto Rico response

    September 25 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    SBDR preparing major Puerto Rico response

    After Hurricane Maria knocked power out for nearly the entire population of Puerto Rico, the island’s infrastructure is devastated and initial reports estimate that it will take months before services can be completely restored. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials sought to organize a response in Puerto Rico with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.

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  • Tebow thanks N.C. Baptist DR

    September 22 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Tebow thanks N.C. Baptist DR

    Professional athlete and sports analyst Tim Tebow thanked North Carolina Baptist churches in a Facebook video posted Sept. 21 for their disaster relief efforts across Florida after Hurricane Irma. “I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for what you’re doing,” said the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner.

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  • 95-year-old DR volunteer is a ‘woman on mission’

    September 22 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    95-year-old DR volunteer is a ‘woman on mission’

    When 95-year-old Mary Katie Riddle of Wimberley, Texas, spied stacks of soiled Cambro containers, she did not hesitate. The containers needed washing before they could be refilled with food prepared by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief mass feeding team at First Baptist Church in Pflugerville. ...

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  • Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    September 21 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    As Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico with potentially record-breaking winds, Southern Baptist disaster relief workers pulled back and prepared for a long-haul response in the Caribbean. “It’s going to be a long, multi-month response with a lot of needs for volunteers and supplies,” said David Melber, vice president of Send Relief.

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  • CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    September 21 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    Southern Baptists’ Cooperative Program helped survivors after Hurricane Katrina; it will do so again in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and, now, Maria. The Executive Committee also issued a call to prayer in light of recent natural disasters, including wildfires raging in the West and the current cultural tumult in the U.S.

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