Tornado Updates

Bethpage Baptist Church, in Gibson County.

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs, and Secretaries,

Yesterday’s storms, as you probably know by now, did damage in at least 5 states including TN.  There is quite a bit of damage in Union and Weakley Associations.  I know there was damage in Dixon, Nashville, Hendersonville, and Mt. Juliet.  If any of you are in these areas, have you been out assessing?  What does the damage look like, and do you see any needs?  If you know of other areas affected by the storms, please let me know. Continue reading

Important Update – Waverly, Johnson County, and Louisiana

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

There are many things to update you on regarding Waverly, Johnson County, and Louisiana.

Waverly:

I cannot say, “Thank You” enough for all those teams, churches and individuals who have showed up to support the Flood Response in Waverly.  I want to especially thank Kathy and Brock Henry, and Bill Lowe who have overseen the operation.  Because of the work you have done in a relatively short time, we are closing the “Response” part of the work.  You have cleared over 215 work orders and those that remain should be finished up by the weekend.  For those of you that were still planning on going to Waverly in the coming weeks, please, Stand Down.  If you took a team and did not fill out Formstack, please go into the App and do that. Continue reading

Waverly Update & Ida Alert

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

I want to thank all of you who have been working so hard to meet the needs of those affected by the flooding in Waverly.  You have been doing an incredible amount of work!  But there is still much to do.

Hurricane Ida is set to hit Louisiana tomorrow and if it goes as they predict, it will be a major hurricane.  Now the question arises how does that affect us? Continue reading

TN Flooding – UNIT STATUS CHANGED TO STANDBY

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

-Photo: Nashville FD Twitter

UNIT STATUS CHANGED TO STANDBY!

The damage caused by yesterday’s rains in the Waverly, Dickson, McEwen, and surrounding areas is tremendous.  Last night they were reporting 10 dead and 20 still missing.  The waters rose extremely fast and were swift.  At least 3 of those who died were swept out of their parent’s arms.  I cannot even begin to imagine the heartbreak that would cause.

Therefore, I am putting a number of Unit Types on STANDBY for possible response.  That said, what I need from each the following types of units (Flood Recovery, Chainsaw (for trees that have been pushed down by the water), Feeding teams (small and large), Chaplains, Shower and Laundry units is the following information: Continue reading

Haiti Update

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

Just a quick update on the situation in Haiti.  At this point I am taking units off of Alert and standing you down.  We are coordinating with Send Relief International to best meet the needs there on the ground without currently sending in teams.  We have personnel and connections there that we will be supporting as God provides opportunities and funds. Continue reading

Update on Memphis Vaccination Site Needs

We had a call last night to get more details and here is the information that I learned:

Currently they are operating 6 vaccination sites around Memphis.  The main site where you will get assigned out of is the Liberty Bowl.  If I get the list of the 6 sites, I will let you know so that you can request the one that is closest to where you will be coming from.

Work hours are from 8am-6PM Monday through Saturday (Most Sites)  A few sites are Tuesday through Saturday. This operation may go on for quite some time so you can continue to volunteer as your time permits. Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Memphis Mass Vaccination Site

West TN Associations, Churches and DR Volunteers,

We have received a request for 50 volunteers a day to help assist with administrative needs at the mass vaccination site at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Depending on the set-up, you could be asked to direct traffic (literally) for parking, direct people to lines, or take initial intake information on those coming to get the shots. Continue reading

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