Baptist Men readies volunteers for W. Virginia
    May 14 2009 by Norman Jameson, BR Editor

    North Carolina Baptist Men is soliciting clean up teams as early as this weekend for flood recovery efforts in West Virginia. 

    Gaylon Moss, who coordinates disaster relief efforts for NC Baptist Men, issued a call May 13 through the NCBM network, asking coordinators to begin assembling teams.

    When coordinators in the probable target area of Beckley, in southwest W. Va., are ready, local teams will be notified by email. A registration form will be included with the email.

    The hardest hit area was Mingo County, according to the local newspaper. Emergency officials said as many as 400 homes were affected. McDowell and Wyoming counties also had significant flooding and 10,000 electric customers were without service.

     NC Baptist Men volunteers worked May 5-9 in tornado recovery in Wilson and Johnston counties, especially in the Rock Ridge development in Wilson County where eight homes were badly damaged.

    Overall, volunteers put in 130 volunteer days and completed 19 projects.



    5/14/2009 4:54:00 AM by Norman Jameson, BR Editor | with 0 comments

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