Five weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams are packing up to come home.
“It’s faster than I thought — I anticipated us being there at least two more weeks,” said Mark Wakefield, state disaster relief strategist.
Alabama Baptist teams — which have been based in Arcadia, Florida, throughout the effort — took in 1,005 requests for help from area residents. After the water receded and volunteers began cleanup efforts, they completed 480 job requests in less than a month with the help of teams from South Carolina and Tennessee.
“To clear that many in a month is pretty good,” Wakefield said.
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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.