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Alabama Baptist DR teams serve across statecomment (0)

May 15, 2014


Alabama Baptist DR teams serve across state

Soaked with water and debris, a mattress from a home in Summerdale was removed by members of a disaster relief team from Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Dothan, on May 8, as they worked in Baldwin Baptist Association. 

Some areas are still recovering from nearly 15 inches of rain that fell April 29.

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams from across the state have continued to work in multiple areas after the tornadic events of April 28 and flooding of April 29, according to Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

Johnson said mudout, chainsaw, heavy equipment, child care and chaplaincy teams from multiple associations are serving across the state. Work should be complete by mid-May, he said.

Damage stretched across the state from Pickens County to Lee County and from Limestone County to the coast as well as many other areas.

 Alabama Baptist associations involved in disaster relief include: Colbert-Lauderdale, Muscle Shoals, East Cullman, West Cullman, Morgan, Limestone, Tennessee River, Madison, Etowah, Marshall, DeKalb, Sand Mountain, Calhoun, Cleburne, Tuskegee-Lee, Tallapoosa, East Liberty, Elmore, Baldwin, Columbia, Escambia, Birmingham, Fayette, Walker, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, North Jefferson and Salem-Troy. 

Crawford Baptist Church, Phenix City, in Russell Baptist Association became one of the hubs for collecting donations for storm survivors and served as a feeding site for the community, Johnson said, with Pastor Steve Williamson “leading his church to minister to the community.”

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