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Alabama Baptists at the ready to help fellow states following deadly weekend storm system

ADEL, Ga. (BP) — Southern Baptists throughout the Southeast have started responding to a deadly storm system that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 19 people from Georgia to Mississippi over a two-day period this past weekend. Severe weather, … Continue reading

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DR volunteer dies while serving in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (TAB) — Working on the First Baptist Church, Satsuma, disaster relief laundry unit team, Sonny Ellis was doing what he did best — serving people. “He was showing the people of Denham Springs, Louisiana, an example of … Continue reading

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WMU Foundation helps Louisiana church assist flood survivors with immediate needs

BIRMINGHAM (WMU Foundation, TAB) — National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) and the WMU Foundation awarded a $6,000 grant from the HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) Fund to First Baptist Church, Lafayette, Louisiana, for disaster relief (DR) related to … Continue reading

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W.Va. flooding prompts Southern Baptist response

GREENBRIAR COUNTY, W.Va. (BP) — Heavy rains on June 23 brought historic flooding to West Virginia, claiming at least 24 lives and 100 homes. Search and rescue continued June 26, where state and federal officials declared disaster areas. Southern Baptist … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief deployed to Louisiana

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams have been called on by Southern Baptist DR Logistics to deploy to the Monroe area of Louisiana for flood relief. President Barack Obama declared yesterday that a “major disaster” had hit … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist church damaged in tonight’s storms

BESSEMER (TAB) — Grace Life Baptist Church, Bessemer, has suffered tornado damage following the storms that moved through west and central Alabama during the early evening hours. There were no injuries but the church has suffered roof damage and the steeple … Continue reading

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DR efforts underway in Dothan

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) efforts in the Dothan area are underway after a heavy storm last night and assessments are being conducted, according to Mel Johnson, DR strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. … Continue reading

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DR teams mobilize in wake of Pickens Co. tornado

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Disaster Relief (DR) teams from several associations converged on Pickens County on Feb. 3 not 24 hours after a large tornado tore through Aliceville, leaving massive devastation in its wake. Six Alabama Baptist DR teams from Pickens, … Continue reading

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Volunteers from 15 states responding in S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — Hundreds of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers, including several teams Alabama Baptist DR, have provided significant service in South Carolina to survivors of flooding that impacted the state in early October. Mud-out, chaplain, feeding unit … Continue reading

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Historic floods draw Baptist relief efforts

HOUSTON (BP) — Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief leaders had “boots on the ground” in Houston on May 28 following a month of historic rains and tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma that led to deadly flooding over Memorial … Continue reading

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