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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Quick Update & Alert

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

Just a quick update.  I was supposed to have a VOAD call concerning needs in Overton County on Friday evening, the call was cancelled and has now been moved to Tuesday evening.  I will let you know what the results of that are.

Still no update on needs in TX or OK.

I needed everyone to be ALERT to TODAYS weather around our STATE.  If you hear of any flooding in your areas, please make contact with your EMA and also take you teams and begin to respond as you can.  If you need additional help, please contact me at the office.  I pray all are safe today.

In Christ Serving Together,
Wes

Overton – Stand Down — TX Alert Still On

Everyone,

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,
Wes

Chattanooga Update and Need

DOMs, AMS, Team Leaders and Secretaries,

The work continues in after the storms in the Chattanooga area.  I am so grateful for all the work so many people and teams have done.  Between Bradley and Hamilton counties, teams have completed nearly 600 jobs. That is a tremendous amount of work.  Thanks to everyone making that happen. Continue reading

DR Volunteers Serving in Bradley, Hamilton Counties

From Baptist & Reflector

Tracie Frazier, right center, and her daughter, Faith, of Parkway Baptist Church, Cleveland, minister to homeowners Danny and Ann Adcock who lost their home during the recent tornado which struck southeast Tennessee.
– Photo by Phil Taylor

CHATTANOOGA — Baptist disaster relief volunteers are beginning to provide help to those affected by EF-3 tornado and severe storms that struck southeast Tennessee and particularly Hamilton, Bradley and Marion counties.

According to local news reports, at least three people were killed and several others were injured and hospitalized. Several hundred homes were severely damaged in the two counties, according to reports.

DR volunteers were out in both Bradley and Hamilton counties on April 14 as people were just beginning to be able to reach the hardest hit areas, which included the Brainerd and East Ridge communities of Chattanooga and moved toward Ooltewah and Cleveland.

Dennis Culbreth, director of missions for Hamilton County Baptist Association, said chain saw teams were going into communities during the afternoon of April 14. “We have not been able to get into the area because of severe damage. Roads were closed,” he reported. Continue reading