Churches open their doors for those stranded in winter storm

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — With the temperature dipping to a bitter 19 degrees mid-day Jan. 28, several Alabama Baptist churches opened their doors to those who need shelter and have been stranded on the dangerous roads. The following churches are open as shelters (at press time): North Valley Baptist, Margaret; Hunter Street Baptist, Hoover; West Mobile Baptist, Mobile; Lakeside Baptist, Birmingham; First Baptist, Hayden; The Church at Brook Hills; Liberty Park Baptist, Vestavia Hills; Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills; Community Baptist Church, Maylene; Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Birmingham; First Baptist, Birmingham; First Baptist, Trussville; North Shelby Baptist; and First Baptist, Sylacauga. Greenbrier Road Baptist, Anniston, and Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Hueytown, are open as a warming station. As for statewide relief, Mel Johnson, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Disaster Relief strategist, said, “Teams in affected areas have been placed on ALERT status. ‘Alert’ means there is potential for a response and therefore it is a call for local (Disaster Relief) personnel in areas that may require ministry to be alert should the situation demand a callout.”

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