Dothan’s Ridgecrest BC Disaster Relief stepping up after storm damage

DR1DOTHAN, Ala. (TAB, The Dothan Eagle) — Straight-line wind damage in Dothan and Houston County on Saturday left approximately 30,000 people without power and Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s Disaster Relief (DR) team is working to clean up the damage.

By Sunday afternoon power had been restored to all but 7,000 people, according to The Dothan Eagle, but Ridgecrest’s DR team was just getting started. Within 30 minutes of the storm’s passing on Saturday about 40 DR volunteers appeared on streets to cut trees, move limbs and improve maneuverability.

Ridgecrest assistant pastor Chuck Locke told The Dothan Eagle the motive behind the DR efforts is faith in God. “It’s just another way that we can tell the people of Dothan and our community we love you and God loves you.”

DR teams continue to minister in Dothan. More DR teams continue to converge on Dothan and a DR assessment team from the state also is prepping to aid earthquake victims in Nepal. Alabama Baptists are accepting funds to assist earthquake victims. Those wishing to participate may send checks payable to: Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, P.O. Box 11870, Montgomery, AL 36111-0870, for Earthquake Relief.

To read more about the storm damage and relief efforts, visit

To read more about the efforts in Nepal, visit

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