Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) received more than 500 job requests in Alabama following Hurricane Michael. And Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions said everyone is “thankful for volunteers and looking forward to engaging many more trained and credentialed volunteers.”
Since Oct. 11 several teams from Alabama associations have been at work in the area around Dothan and in neighboring counties that were in Michael’s path. At least two churches in the area, Cottonwood First Baptist and Mount Enon Baptist Church, Dothan, received significant damage during the storm.
Hundreds of homes were affected by downed trees, Wakefield said, so chainsaw, feeding, heavy equipment, administration and chaplain teams are staying busy. Volunteers staged at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Dothan, continue to process requests for assistance and direct teams to homeowners needing help. (continued…)