Local volunteers respond to Hurricane Ike
On Sept. 17, 28 volunteers left for Texas in response to Hurricane Ike. They are part of Southern Baptist’s national response in cooperation with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. The First Response unit is preparing meals for hurricane victims from the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, Texas. Georgia Disaster Relief Unit 11-F is a feeding unit housed in the Stone Mountain Baptist Association in Conyers.
Stone Mountain Baptist Association churches have been responding to natural disasters in the US since the floods of Albany in the early 90s. Their last deployment was in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Donations to offset the cost of equipment and transportation cost are being accepted. Please make checks payable to the Stone Mountain Baptist Association and send to P.O. Box 911 Conyers, Ga. 30012. Please indicate on the check that your donation is for “disaster relief.”
A second deployment of volunteers to relieve the first responders is scheduled Sept. 22. To learn more about Southern Baptist response to disaster relief, visit www.namb.net.