Tag Archives: flooding

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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Alabama Baptists helping with Louisiana flood disaster, in for the ‘long haul’

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (TAB) — Trained Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers are in place in the flood-ravaged Louisiana areas and have a long road ahead of them. The flood survivors are feeling the pain of the disaster and some are saying … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief shower units to deploy to Louisiana

BIRMINGHAM (TAB, SBOM) — The State of Louisiana has requested assistance from Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) after recent flooding has impacted more than 400,000 homes, with about 75 percent being called a “total loss.” Two Alabama DR shower trailers are set … 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 Disaster Relief volunteers to assist in Coffee Association

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The week of Christmas brought with it rain — and lots of it. But by Dec. 29 floodwaters began to recede enough to allow Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams to begin operations in Coffee Baptist Association. Administration … 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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BREAKING NEWS — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief requested in South Carolina

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief personnel have been called to action in South Carolina, according to Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. With rain starting to fall days ago, South Carolina … Continue reading

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