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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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DR volunteer dies while serving in Louisiana

Working on the First Baptist Church, Satsuma, disaster relief laundry unit team, Sonny Ellis was doing what he did best — serving people. “He was showing the people of Denham Springs, Louisiana, an example of what Jesus would do,” said Roy Hill, pastor of First, Satsuma, who also was serving

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Update from Louisiana

As numerous teams of trained Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue to minister in flood-ravaged Louisiana, positive news continues to become known even among the devastation, reports Mark Wakefield, disaster relief, and chaplaincy ministry strategist. A few recent highlights include: Team members of trained Alabama Disaster Relief have logged 400

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SBOM’s Wakefield takes helm of state’s Disaster Relief

Mark Wakefield has taken on the role of disaster relief and chaplaincy ministry strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), effective Sept. 1. In this role he will coordinate all Disaster Relief efforts for the state and oversee the work of chaplains. Wakefield joined the SBOM staff

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