BRENTWOOD — Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have been asked to respond in the wake of deadly storms and flooding that occurred across the nation during the Christmas holidays.
As of Jan. 4, 11 states had Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers serving at ministry sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
“The lives of so many families and communities are forever changed,” observed Mickey Caison, interim executive director of SBDR.
Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention, reported that a Tennessee team led by Gary Cate of Knox County Baptist Association served last week at First Baptist Church in Yukon, Okla., helping cut up downed trees.
Jones said Missouri Baptists have asked for mud out teams to assist residents affected by flooding in the state.
He noted three teams were scheduled to leave over the weekend to travel to Elmore, Mo. In addition, five groups of assessors are traveling to Missouri to assist, Jones added.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, call 615-371-7927.