Callout update

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

I just want to bring everyone up to date on where we are at on responses.

  1. Overton, TN-Please pray for the 4 bucket truck teams that will be heading out tomorrow morning to do the high work that could not be done by others.  They have about 60 possible jobs for them.  Pray for safety, quick work and opportunities to lift up Jesus and make Him known.  Pray that they may also see some to come to know Christ as Savior.
  2. Oneida, KY-We are changing who is overseeing the work in KY.  I had gone up yesterday and made plans for our IC team, assessors and feeding team to go and set up in Oneida.  As of tonight, I have not had any teams commit to go and do Flood Recovery, so therefore I turned the operation over to NC to oversee the operation.  WE WILL SUPPORT THE OPERATION AS TEAMS VOLUNTEER.  IF YOU HAVE A FLOOD RECOVERY TEAM AVAILABLE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  WE WILL SEND TEAMS TO SUPPORT THE WORK WHEREVER THERE IS A NEED. So, if you have a team that can go please let Elizabeth or I know what dates your team is available.  I do so much appreciate the willingness of the IC team, assessors and feeding team that was willing to go.

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Kentucky Callouts

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

I am asking for Flood Recovery Teams that are willing to go to the Manchester-Oneida area of Kentucky early next week.  Depending on where we stay, we may also need a Feeding Unit (feeding volunteers), Shower and Laundry units and some assessment teams (with chaplains if at all possible). Continue reading

Overton – Stand Down — TX Alert Still On


Thank you to all those who were able to respond regarding the 2 requests we had from Overton County.  I am STANDING EVERYONE DOWN regarding these two request.  They believe they have everything covered.  If there are any changes, I will keep you informed.  I am very grateful for everyone who responded.

We will remain on ALERT for possible deployment to Texas.  I will let you know more as the situation develops.

In Christ Serving Together,

DR Storm Updates

Team Leaders, DOMs AMSs and Secretaries

I want to bring up to date on some of the needs that are in the DR world.


Louisiana is still assessing, and the Grand Isle area looks like it took the brunt of the storm and storm surge.  They may need Chainsaw and Tarping teams.  They do not know about Flood Recovery teams yet.

Alabama and Mississippi believe they can handle things within their respective states. Continue reading

Alert – Hurricane Zeta

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

Just when you thought there could not be another hurricane, along comes ZETA!

As you may be aware, Hurricane Zeta is scheduled to hit the coast of Louisiana today.  Our bucket truck team that was working in Alabama was sent home after work yesterday.  The storm that was supposed to hit land as a Tropical Storm and then a Category 1 is now supposed to be a Category 2 when it hits land just to the west of New Orleans.  Please pray for the folks in Louisiana, especially as this is 3 out of 4 storms in a row that have pummeled the same areas.  They no sooner pick up from one storm when another one comes in.  I know they are getting tired mentally, emotionally, and physically. Continue reading

A Quick Note About Hurricane Delta

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs, and Secretaries,

I am putting ALL teams on ALERT for possible response needs as Hurricane Delta approaches the gulf coast.  We will probably not know anything until late in the weekend but want you to be thinking and planning.  If, by the mercy and miracle of God, it does not hit, we are still looking for more chainsaw teams in all three states.

I will keep you updated as I have more information.

In Christ Serving Together,
Wes Jones

Hurricane Laura and Sally – Units on Alert

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

Photo: NOAA

I just want to give you a quick update on what is going on with the response to Laura and the new storm Sally.

LAURA-We continue to send Chainsaw teams to Louisiana.  We have been working in Winnfield.  That work is slated to close this weekend and we are moving our future teams to Alexandria.  All teams that are scheduled at this time should have received an email from Elizabeth today giving the address and contact change of information.  If you have not received this information, let us know. Over 800 chainsaw jobs have been completed from the SBDR volunteers.  That is huge. Most importantly, 256 have trusted Christ as Savior during the response.   Keep sharing your faith. Continue reading

New Information About Laura Response

-Photo: NASA

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

Things change fast in DR and today was one of those days.  I received a call about 1 PM while driving to Chattanooga, requesting a couple of Chainsaw Teams to go to Louisiana ASAP.  Without being able to put the word out to all teams from the car, I contacted a few teams that had already contacted me about sending teams. Continue reading