Tag Archives: Mel Johnson

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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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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Winter storm Juno highlights importance of disaster relief preparedness

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 … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptists respond to immense rainfall in Long Island

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (SBOM) — When August storms swept across Midwest and New England states leaving widespread tornado and flood damage, state conventions were once again called on to assist with disaster relief. Mike Flannery, disaster relief director for the Baptist Convention of … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams respond across state

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams were dispatched across the state April 28 after several strong storms and tornadoes left damage in their wake. According to news sources, a large tornado touched down near UAB Medical West in … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief assesses storm damage, deploys chain saw unit

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — An early morning storm system April 7 brought with it heavy rainfall, flash flooding and tornado watches, some of which remained in the southeastern parts of the state at press time. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief was quick … Continue reading

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DR teams assess damage after storms roll through Alabama

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Much of central and north Alabama was under a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning Feb. 20. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 43 miles per hour at the Birmingham airport and about … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Assessments conducted after April 11 storms, Alabama Baptist DR awaiting word

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Assessments are being made this morning in the Notasulga area and Pickens County area after storms rolled through April 11. Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), is waiting to hear … Continue reading

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