Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue to help in Idalia’s wake

Disaster Relief Volunteers holding up a sign saying, "Free Hot Lunch".

About a week and a half after Hurricane Idalia hit the Florida Gulf Coast, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief work is still ongoing in Florida and Georgia.

Mark Wakefield, state disaster relief strategist, said volunteers are just days away from wrapping up their work cleaning out flooded homes and serving meals to the community in Florida while a team from Calhoun Baptist Association is headed to Valdosta, Georgia, to help with clearing fallen trees.

More than 80 ABDR volunteers have deployed so far to help victims of Idalia, which made landfall Aug. 30 near Keaton Beach, Florida, as a Category 3 storm.

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