TBC DR Teams Meet Needs in East Tennessee

BRENTWOOD — Tennessee Baptist disaster relief teams are responding to damage caused this week by ice storms across the state.

Most of the response work has taken place in East Tennessee and has occurred at the local level, said Mike Overcash, interim Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief director.

Teams from First Baptist Church, Concord, in Knoxville, Knox County Baptist Association, Nolachucky Baptist Association, Jefferson County Baptist Association, and Big Emory Baptist Association have taken the lead in helping to clear downed trees caused by ice and snow storms, Overcash said.

“The teams in East Tennessee have been working hard,” he added.
As of Feb. 19, Overcash was not aware of teams needed in Middle or West Tennessee, but that could change with another storm system expected over the weekend, he said.

To report damage or a need for volunteers, contact Overcash at (615) 714-9320 or Elizabeth Holmes at (615) 371-7926.