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Ministry of presence big part of disaster relief work

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams across the state were on alert as Hurricane Nate made landfall Oct. 7 but fortunately, the storm brought mostly rain as it passed through Alabama. That was good news for the state and for ABDR teams, many of whom have been busy serving in

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Disaster Relief Volunteers in Puerto Rico

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are making their way to Puerto Rico. They will be assisting local churches with whatever needs present themselves. The future plan is for the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief network to divide the island into regions and for various state conventions to work to take care

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Disaster relief work continues in Florida

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) volunteers helping residents in hurricane-ravaged Florida are finding many physical needs and great spiritual needs as well. “A lot of it is heartbreaking but some of it is joyous,” said Thelma Goolsby, an ABDR chaplain from Hepzibah Baptist Church, McCalla, in Pleasant Grove Baptist Association,

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Disaster Relief Efforts Update

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

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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).

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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Assigned Fort Myers, Florida

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

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Four New Dates/Locations for Disaster Relief Training

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

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Emergency Training Opportunity

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

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How Can You Participate in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts?

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

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