As of today, Alabama Disaster Relief volunteers continue to serve in Florida, Texas, and St. Thomas USVI. Most of our teams are serving in the Fort Myers area. As of this evening, the plan is for our mass feeding kitchen to shut down after meals are prepared Wednesday. First Baptist
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).
As Irma approached the Florida mainland, millions in the path of the storm were urged to evacuate. About 200 grateful Floridians took refuge at the Talladega Superspeedway where Alabama Baptists were ready to assist. “Thank you, Coosa River Baptist Association. I was at Talladega Speedway and although we had everything
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) efforts have shifted from Texas to Florida after Hurricane Irma devastated much of the Sunshine State. Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), announced Sept. 13 that ABDR has been assigned to minister in Fort Myers, Florida. “An
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
Four new dates and locations have been announced for Emergency Disaster Relief Training. To see the full list, click here: https://sbdr.org/events/ If you have already signed up online for the September 2 training in Prattville and would rather attend another location, you may transfer without penalty. For more information, please
We are offering an emergency training opportunity this Saturday, September 2, 9 am – Noon at the Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Center in Prattville. If you have never been trained, this will give you the opportunity to be a part of the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and any other future events. Watch
In this Hurricane Harvey relief update, Disaster Relief Strategist Mark Wakefield answers some of the questions Alabama Baptists are asking about how they can participate in the relief effort. If you do not see the video above, click on this link to watch it: https://youtu.be/2OVbrAU6D00
Many are looking for ways to assist survivors in Texas in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. Consider some time proven tips. Please do not collect supplies to send unless a specific organization has requested them and has agreed to receive them. Please do not send used clothes, shoes or jackets.
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have risen to the occasion to serve those affected by recent floods in Missouri and Arkansas. Two teams served in Missouri earlier this month. Last week 5 teams prepared to go to Missouri and assist. Because of the efforts of many volunteers, Missouri was able
This year’s Alabama Baptist State Disaster Relief Training will take place at the new Disaster Relief Center, 118 Jesse Samuel Hunt Blvd., Prattville. As in previous years, feeding, chainsaw, clean up/recovery and chaplaincy will all be offered together with this year’s event on April 6-8. Other training opportunities are offered
Much like any disaster, the wildfires that ravaged parts of Tennessee were a dominating story in the news for days and even weeks. In late 2016 images from the scorched Smoky Mountain areas were shown on news stations across the nation while stories of loss, recovery, and hope also surfaced.