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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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  • Puerto Rico hurricane toll ‘a miracle’ at 2,975

    August 30 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico hurricane toll ‘a miracle’ at 2,975

    It’s “a miracle” Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico is not even higher than the new official total of 2,975, a massive jump from the long purported 64, a Southern Baptist disaster relief leader told Baptist Press. The new count, based on an independent study that the territory commissioned from George Washington University …

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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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  • GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    August 2 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    College-age students are moving to urban areas across North America in search of opportunity. For one group, however, the opportunity they seek is not economic but spiritual. Students who participate in Send Relief’s GenSend program want to further the cause of Christ in areas where the gospel has not taken root.

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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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  • Connecticut ‘surprised by grace’ of DR response to storms

    June 28 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Connecticut ‘surprised by grace’ of DR response to storms

    Hundreds of Southern Baptists from 13 states are helping Connecticut residents after tornadoes destroyed 300 homes there in May, disaster relief (DR) leader Tim Buehner told Baptist Press. Chaplaincy has been at the forefront of DR work slated to continue through mid-July in at least five communities where an estimated 98 percent of residents don’t …

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  • Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    June 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the registration fees paid by the runners, the second GHR Run – which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the …

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  • DR team helps Army veteran show his patriotic heart

    June 1 2018 by David Dawson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    DR team helps Army veteran show his patriotic heart

    Myron Havrilchak was among thousands whose houses and property in southeast Connecticut were substantially damaged by tornadoes that recently swept through the area. And yet, when a Tennessee Baptist disaster relief team arrived at Havrilchak’s residence in Southbury, they quickly realized something was on his mind that meant more to him than brick and mortar.

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  • Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    May 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    North Carolina’s Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men, announced today (May 22) that Gaylon Moss, disaster relief director, has accepted a similar position with the Missouri Baptist Convention. Moss will make the transition July 1, after serving in his current role for nearly 20 years.

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