Lo­cal vol­un­teers re­spond to Hur­ri­cane Ike

The Covington News - - Religion -

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.

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