Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers at work in Florida, ‘inundated’ with requests


Arcadia, Florida, was Candace McIntosh’s home for nine years after college, the place where she experienced her first sense of community as an adult and where she felt the call to ministry.

So it’s especially hard for her to see the community under water since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida Sept. 28 and made the Peace River overflow its banks.

“I still have many dear friends in this area,” McIntosh, executive director of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union, wrote in a Facebook post. “They are resilient, but it is tough. I appreciate you praying with me for them.”

As many Alabama Baptists pray and send help in the form of financial assistance, around 70 Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are hard at work in Arcadia.

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