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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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Helping Survivors of Hurricane Harvey

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.

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Alabama Disaster Relief responding in Missouri and Arkansas

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

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Why should you become a trained volunteer?

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

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Tennessee Requests Help From Alabama Baptist DR

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.

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Disaster Relief Volunteers Help Out in Houston County After Storms

Storms made themselves known at the start of the new year, causing significant damage in Houston County on Jan. 2. And Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers immediately stepped into action to assist Alabamians. Columbia Baptist Association DR volunteers began working in the Rehobeth, Malver and Taylor areas doing chainsaw,

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Multiple tornadoes hit Alabama overnight; kills 3

While the storm system that blew through the Southeast late-November was a welcomed hope for rain for some in extreme drought areas, it was an unwelcome guest for others who were hit by 130-mph winds and damage that appeared to be from two EF-2 tornadoes, according to the National Weather

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A 100 Percent Commitment

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, we are grateful for those choice servants of our Lord who are the “yellow shirts”: Alabama Baptist disaster relief workers trained to help people in storm-ravaged areas. The volunteers’ training and commitment obviously include a vast variety of disaster relief-type skills. But each Alabama

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Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew has impacted Haiti and coastal states of the eastern U.S., Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief stands ready to deploy personnel and resources. We are in touch with ministry partners, especially Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, about when and where volunteers and other resources will be most effective. Current assessments

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