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Just two days after Hurricane Sally made landfall, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief workers were at First Baptist Church, Gulf Shores, getting ready to dig in. Mark Wakefield, the state’s lead strategist for Disaster Relief, was onsite and surveying the damage to the church, which included flooding and a blown out window in the sanctuary. An Incident Command Center is being assembled at First, Gulf Shores, and teams from Coffee Baptist Association and Southeast Alabama Baptist
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are headed to Leesville, Louisiana, to assist in cleanup efforts following Hurricane Laura. Two ABDR chainsaw teams will work alongside South Carolina Disaster Relief to help in the Leesville area, according to Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Leesville is located in south-central Louisiana, about 70 miles north of Lake Charles. Additionally, two Alabama Baptist volunteers will help with cooking for volunteers. ABDR
Doug Vance said every time he stands in someone’s yard with a chainsaw, the person talks about how amazing it is that someone would come all the way there to help them. And every time, Vance — leader of the Cahaba Baptist Association disaster relief team — tells them that’s not the amazing thing. MUCH BIGGER STORY “I say what’s really amazing is all the things God has done in our lives to make it
Lawler Baptist Church, near Dora, and Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Priceville, are two churches with reported damage from today’s Easter storms moving through the state. Lawler Baptist’s building “took a beating” by the storm pounding Walker County, according to Birmingham’s ABC 33/40. Shoal Creek Baptist was struck by lightning mid-day and suffered steeple and roof damage, according to al.com. (continued…) Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – https://www.thealabamabaptist.org/churches-damaged-in-easter-storms/