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  • Flint water crisis draws Southern Baptist response

    January 28 2016 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Flint water crisis draws Southern Baptist response

    Michigan Southern Baptists distributed a truckload of bottled water last week to Flint residents whose contaminated water supply had led to the city being declared a disaster by the state and national governments. The truckload, sent from the North American Mission Board, was the second Southern Baptist Disaster Relief truck ...

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  • Disaster relief volunteers still serving after Midwest flood

    January 28 2016 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Disaster relief volunteers still serving after Midwest flood

    A month after heavy Midwest rains created historic flooding that damaged hundreds of homes and killed at least two dozen people along the Mississippi River, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief will wrap up relief jobs this week and begin to consider the need for long-term rebuilding efforts.

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  • Snowmelt flooding puts DR on alert

    November 24 2014 by Joe Conway & Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Snowmelt flooding puts DR on alert

    When massive storms dump snow accumulations taller than the average person, all of that snowmelt has to go somewhere as cities across the Northeast face the prospect of flooding and even more snow. Fritz Wilson, executive director for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) expects state SBDR teams will be handling most of…

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  • Miss. tornado victims getting needed relief

    February 13 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Miss. tornado victims getting needed relief

    Mississippi Baptists have activated nine chainsaw, blue tarp and feeding units to respond to victims of the Feb. 10 tornado that damaged or destroyed 300 homes and businesses in the state, injured 85 residents, but took no lives.

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  • N.C. college students use break to help hurricane survivors

    December 28 2012 by Baptist Press/Biblical Recorder | with 0 comments
    N.C. college students use break to help hurricane survivors

    North Carolina Baptist collegians – and other students from around the country – sacrificed part of their winter breaks making homes livable again for residents spending the holidays in dwellings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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  • College students to help Sandy survivors

    November 27 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    College students to help Sandy survivors

    College students will have their second opportunity in as many years to use their holiday breaks to minister to disaster survivors in the Northeast as the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is coordinating their deployment to respond in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

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  • Baptists to expand Sandy DR into December

    November 13 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists to expand Sandy DR into December

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) leaders are preparing to continue superstorm Sandy feeding efforts into December, and have opened a new avenue of service with long-term national implications. “Although we’ve been told by New York officials that some of our kitchen operations may consolidate in the state, they told us to expect to continue providing meals into December,” said Fritz Wilson, North American Mission Board (NAMB) disaster relief executive director.

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  • Nor’easter sends tree into leader’s house

    November 9 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nor’easter sends tree into leader’s house

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) units escaped significant damage from the nor’easter that dumped up to a foot of snow in various areas of the Northeast. All SBDR operations were suspended for the duration of the storm Wednesday afternoon, but volunteers were back at work Thursday morning.

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  • Sandy spurs N.C. Baptists into action

    November 5 2012 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Sandy spurs N.C. Baptists into action

    North Carolina Baptists are on the front lines of disaster response in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. “Several recovery teams were mobilized over the weekend,” according to North Carolina Baptist Men’s (NCBM) latest report Nov. 4. “Additional teams will be organized as the projects are prepared and housing is secured.”

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  • Baptist post-Sandy commitment to reach 400,000 meals per day

    November 2 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist post-Sandy commitment to reach 400,000 meals per day

    In an unprecedented move for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR), all large capacity mobile kitchens in the fleet east of the Rocky Mountains have been asked to mobilize in response to Hurricane Sandy. The goal is to begin preparing a minimum of 400,000 meals a day by Monday, Nov. 5.

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  • Baptists to see ‘high-capacity’ Sandy response

    November 1 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists to see ‘high-capacity’ Sandy response

    Wind, flood, fire and snow have combined to displace thousands of residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and West Virginia. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers are on their way to the hardest-hit areas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, bringing help and hope in the midst of crisis.

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  • N.C. Baptists on standby for Sandy

    October 29 2012 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    North Carolina Baptists are waiting to see what super storm Hurricane Sandy will do before responding. One North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) disaster relief volunteer is in New Jersey working with the American Red Cross there to assist with the expected mass feeding efforts.

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  • Flooded graveyards among DR call-outs

    September 26 2012 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Flooded graveyards among DR call-outs

    Jerry Jones, mass feeding coordinator for Texas Baptist Men (TBM), knows how to run a large-scale food operation during disaster responses. But he was taken aback by a request for TBM volunteers to go to Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish to recover runaway caskets.

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  • SBDR needs Isaac mud-out, roof repair vols

    September 17 2012 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBDR needs Isaac mud-out, roof repair vols

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief  (SBDR) is seeking help with mud-out and assessment as it concentrates on clean-up, recovery and roof repairs for Hurricane Isaac victims, confident that meals are no longer needed.

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