In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief has been assigned to minister in Fort Myers, Fla., with McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd., serving as the staging area. An advance team is leaving today (Wednesday) with others to follow in the days to come. Volunteers will be serving in the areas of administration, assessment, incident management, feeding, chainsaw, skid steer, shower unit, and chaplains. More specific information will be shared as it becomes available. Please be in prayer for our Disaster Relief leadership and volunteers as they travel to and minister in the Fort Myers area.
At least five people were killed and hundreds of homes — and at least two churches — were destroyed or damaged when tornadoes struck several Alabama communities on March 25.