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  • California’s Camp Fire: ‘It never turned daylight’

    November 19 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    California’s Camp Fire: ‘It never turned daylight’

    Members of Paradise Ridge Southern Baptist Church have asked Pastor Bob Sorensen if they will continue to have a church but not because their building is gone. They ask because the Camp Fire destroyed much of their community. “We’ve had disasters before, and we thought we would be able to just go back,” Sorensen said.

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  • Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    October 19 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    When an East Carolina University cross country team found they had an off weekend from running, they decided to go and help survivors of Hurricane Florence. They joined a college-wide effort to help Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers serve in the hard-hit New Bern, N.C., area. 

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  • Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

    October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

    In the wake of Hurricane Michael, North Carolina Baptist leaders are urging people to volunteer more than ever. With the combination of two strong storms (including Hurricane Florence from September), within less than a month, work orders are piling up at 13 recovery sites across the state. Baptists on Mission (also known as N.C. Baptist Men, NCBM) …

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  • DR requests & salvations continue in Carolina relief

    October 8 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    DR requests & salvations continue in Carolina relief

    When 89-year-old William Cunniff returned to his flood-damaged home in North Carolina, he found mold climbing the walls of every room, the remains of Hurricane Florence. Cunniff had evacuated and stayed out of the state with relatives until it was safe to return. The widower and U.S. Marine Corps veteran found that his home of 20 years …

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  • S.C. church serves community in Florence aftermath

    October 4 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    S.C. church serves community in Florence aftermath

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers came to bring help, healing and hope to Hurricane Florence survivors in Dillon, S.C. And they were met with overwhelming support and appreciation from the community and their host, First Baptist Church of Dillon. Dillon County, with a population of about 30,000, has suffered three major disasters from storms in the last four years.

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  • N.C. churches helping, healing after hurricane

    September 25 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. churches helping, healing after hurricane

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many Baptist churches across North Carolina are discovering ways to serve their neighbors, even as they work to mend damage to their own homes and church buildings. Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., plans to use their facility as a collection site for disaster relief supplies …

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  • DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    September 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    Rising floodwaters have cut off the supply chains of some Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) efforts following Hurricane Florence, and others are increasingly threatened. But that’s not slowing down ministry to North Carolina communities hit by the storm. As Baptist state conventions partner with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to mount a disaster relief effort …

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  • As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    September 15 2018 by Baptist Press & Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    As Florence lashes N.C., Baptists ‘shine bright’

    As Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday (Sept. 14) in North Carolina, Southern Baptists began relief ministries and made initial assessments of flooded church buildings and homes. The Category 1 hurricane has left at least five people dead. Florence could dump 40 inches of rain on some areas of North and South Carolina, according to media reports.

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  • New NCBM disaster relief director gets trial by fire

    September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    New NCBM disaster relief director gets trial by fire

    First days at a new job usually include human resources paperwork and a basic introduction to the organization. But for Jack Frazier, the new disaster relief director for Baptists on Mission, Hurricane Florence brought a whirlwind to his first couple of days, Sept. 10-11.

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  • N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

    September 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 1 comments
    N.C. Baptists prepare for powerful Hurricane Florence

    As Hurricane Florence aims toward the North Carolina coast, Baptists on Mission, also known as N.C. Baptist Men, calls on volunteers to be ready to respond. Administrative leaders have been preparing kits for potential sites as Florence is predicted to hit the state Thursday as a Category 4 hurricane.

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  • Gordon’s Gulf flood risks put DR volunteers on alert

    September 5 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gordon’s Gulf flood risks put DR volunteers on alert

    Anticipated flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon has Southern Baptist volunteers on alert in three Gulf Coast states, and may extend responses in the already-flooded Midwest as Gordon moves inland. The storm will likely intensify to a Category 1 hurricane as it comes ashore between western Alabama and eastern Louisiana Sept. 4, the Weather Channel reported …

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  • Harvey anniversary to be marked by prayer

    August 24 2018 by Southern Baptist TEXAN Staff | with 0 comments
    Harvey anniversary to be marked by prayer

    One year later, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) Executive Director Jim Richards and other SBTC leaders plan to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey with prayer and fellowship gatherings scheduled for Aug. 25-27. Hurricane Harvey devastated the southeast coast of Texas and portions of Louisiana, dumping as much as 60 inches of rain in less than a week.

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  • California wildfires: Chaplains become first phase of DR

    July 31 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    California wildfires: Chaplains become first phase of DR

    California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) chaplaincy teams have begun providing spiritual and emotional counseling to survivors of Northern California’s Carr fire, which started on July 23 and rapidly grew over the weekend to consume more than 98,000 acres.

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  • Iowa tornado devastation triggers Baptist DR response

    July 27 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Iowa tornado devastation triggers Baptist DR response

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams have begun cleanup work in Marshalltown, Iowa, following a devastating tornado July 19. A Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief team arrived Tuesday to set up incident command at Iglesia Karios in Marshalltown. Chainsaw teams from Iowa have dispersed throughout the city to clear debris.

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  • Missouri DR deploys after 17 killed at Branson lake

    July 23 2018 by Benjamin Hawkins, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Missouri DR deploys after 17 killed at Branson lake

    Seventeen people, including children, died July 19 after a sudden violent storm capsized a “duck boat” on Table Rock Lake near the tourist hotspot of Branson, Mo. The tragedy prompted a response from Missouri Disaster Relief (DR) today, as well as from other Southern Baptists in the region.

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