Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief responds to ‘enormous devastation’ in Florida post-Ian


As David Dismukes turned off the main road, all he could see was enormous mud puddles.

“I still had four or five miles to go,” said Dismukes, who’s currently serving as the white hat in charge of Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief efforts in Arcadia, Florida. “I looked at the chaplain with me and said, ‘God sent us here; He’ll take us there.’”

The woman at the end of that road had called for help — Hurricane Ian had hit her area hard when it made landfall Sept. 28, and now she was living in a boxcar on a concrete slab with no more food, water or fuel for her generator.

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