SBDR gifts assist hurting people in Kentucky and beyond

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams – our members of the Yellow Shirt Army – stand ready to assist Kentucky Baptists and other state conventions in areas where so many lives were lost and so many homes and businesses sustained significant damage. Pray for our Alabama Baptist DR teams as they prepare to respond to requests […]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief, others honored with Samford Medallion Awards

“Faithful service in action” — that’s what Beck A. Taylor, president of Samford University, said the three recipients of this year’s Samford Medallion Awards embody. On Nov. 1, Samford presented the honor to Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief — represented by Mark Wakefield, lead strategist for ABDR — along with Tony Cooper, former executive director of […]

God takes strangers and makes them friends through Disaster Relief

When Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers hear that they’re needed, individuals from across the state put their lives on hold and descend on an area. And these strangers form teams, work long days and pour themselves out into disaster-ridden areas. “It’s amazing how God works — how He puts teams together of people with different skill sets […]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams on alert following Hurricane Ida

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams are on alert for likely deployment in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall Aug. 29 in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, around noon Sunday as a high-end Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. The strong winds […]

First Person: Disaster Relief Helps Meet Immediate Needs

As a team of Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers worked in Center Point to clear a yard following the Jan. 25 tornado that struck the area, a 79-year-old homeowner, Jeff Schatz, spoke to his son on the phone. “There are a bunch of bumblebees in my yard,” he said, describing the yellow hats and jackets […]

Hurricane Zeta Update

Hurricane Zeta left a wide swath of damage across Alabama. While it is widespread, the most severe seems to be west of I-65. Teams are working in several counties. We have set up operations in Clarke and Mobile Associations. Many people are taking care of their own and their neighbors’ needs. In all cases, local […]