BIRMINGHAM (BP, TAB) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leadership and volunteers prepare for deployment as winter storm Juno blows mounds of snow across the Northeast. An estimated 36,000 customers are without power in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the entire region is left with at least one foot of snow. The storm hit just days before the Disaster Relief Preparedness Month, which is February. Preparedness is a vital issue for disaster relief efforts because it’s about more than just clearing debris and roads. Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, said, “As we engage homeowners to help them begin the recovery process following a disaster we are afforded the opportunity to witness because people are eager to know why we have come and why we care.”
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