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 of the chainsaw team.

OVERWHELMING NEEDS

The volunteers were helping clear the downed trees from Schatz’s deeply sloped backyard — a job too big for him alone.

Many ask why people volunteer with Disaster Relief.

The needs are overwhelming, and the Scripture says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matt. 25:40) and “Bear one another’s burdens” (Gal. 6:2)…(continued)

This article was originally published at thealabamabaptist.org. To read the full article, click here.

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