Alabama relief effort ‘up and running’ in Fla.

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) volunteers are serving meals, clearing trees and covering roofs as Florida continues to recover after Hurricane Irma.

“Our effort is set up and running, and our teams are staying busy,” said Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). “Hundreds and hundreds of volunteer hours have been put in for us to be able to do the recovery work that’s being done.”

Assessment and administration teams from Alabama have been working since Sept. 13 to set up a command center at McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Florida. Eleven ABDR teams were working in Lee, Hendry and Charlotte counties as of Sept. 20 and more are scheduled to relieve those teams in the weeks ahead. The effort will go on as long as ABDR teams can be helpful, Wakefield said. (continued…)

Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/alabama-relief-effort-up-and-running-in-fla/

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