October 26, 2018
Volunteers with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) are still at work in southeast Alabama.
Chainsaw teams continue to help people clear trees off homes and property. Because the workload in the Dothan area remains heavy, Alabama Baptist DR teams and trained individuals in admin and chaplaincy are still being deployed to southeast Alabama through the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Though most jobs require training, some associations have requested volunteers who are able to help drag debris to the street.
In the Florida panhandle, where Hurricane Michael knocked homes off their foundations and caused widespread power and utilities outages, disaster relief teams from Florida and other states also continue to work.
The recovery process in Florida will be “long-term,” according to Lewis Miller, Florida Baptist Convention West Regional Catalyst. He said churches wishing to assist damaged churches through prayer and material support can contact him at LMiller@flbaptist.org or 352-603-2570 to identify potential partnerships.
For more information or to donate to ongoing efforts, go to SBDR.org. (TAB)