Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist Mark [...]

Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County2019-03-12T20:53:13+00:00

Disaster relief efforts wrapping up in Lee County as Community Turns to Long Term Recovery

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the cleanup and recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist [...]

Disaster relief efforts wrapping up in Lee County as Community Turns to Long Term Recovery2019-03-08T17:40:45+00:00

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Aids in Recovery and Cleanup in Beauregard and Other Areas Hit by March 3 Tornadoes

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist Mark Wakefield said teams worked throughout the day Monday (March 4) in Lee County as cleanup continued after Sunday’s deadly tornado outbreak. Access to many areas of the community were restricted as search and rescue continued in the Beauregard community, Wakefield said, but teams were able to tarp some roofs [...]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Aids in Recovery and Cleanup in Beauregard and Other Areas Hit by March 3 Tornadoes2019-03-05T12:18:52+00:00

23 Confirmed Dead Following Tornadoes in Beauregard

At least 23 people are dead following tornadoes that struck the Beauregard community south of Auburn-Opelika in Lee County March 3. In a press conference this morning (March 4), Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones described the damage as “catastrophic” and said search and rescue teams are working in the areas hit hardest by the storms. [...]

23 Confirmed Dead Following Tornadoes in Beauregard2019-03-05T12:17:17+00:00

FBC Wetumpka Picking Up the Pieces After Tornado Hits Church, Surrounding Community

Some 500 members and friends of First Baptist Church Wetumpka packed the Wetumpka Civic Center this morning (Jan. 20) for worship as daylight revealed the extent of the damage to the church and surrounding area by a tornado that struck around 3 p.m. Jan. 19. FBC Wetumpka pastor James Troglen brought a message from Job [...]

FBC Wetumpka Picking Up the Pieces After Tornado Hits Church, Surrounding Community2019-01-22T09:23:19+00:00

Disaster Relief Continues in Southeast Alabama, Florida

Volunteers with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) are still at work in southeast Alabama. Chainsaw teams continue to help people clear trees off homes and property. Because the workload in the Dothan area remains heavy, Alabama Baptist DR teams and trained individuals in admin and chaplaincy are still being deployed to southeast Alabama through the [...]

Disaster Relief Continues in Southeast Alabama, Florida2018-10-31T08:07:16+00:00

Hurricane recovery continues after Michael

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) received more than 500 job requests in Alabama following Hurricane Michael. And Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions said everyone is “thankful for volunteers and looking forward to engaging many more trained and credentialed volunteers.” Since Oct. 11 several teams from Alabama associations [...]

Hurricane recovery continues after Michael2018-10-19T21:40:31+00:00

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief assists after Hurricane Michael

In the small southern Alabama town of Cottonwood, the steeple of Cottonwood First Baptist Church lay in twisted pieces in the churchyard. Less than a block away, the visitor’s bleachers at Cottonwood High School’s football stadium were upside down on the field. Throughout the community, downed trees and power lines told the story of Hurricane [...]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief assists after Hurricane Michael2019-02-12T22:17:43+00:00

Florida Panhandle Hit Hard, Southeast Alabama Receives Significant Damage from Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane shortly after noon local time on Oct. 10, leaving devastation in its wake. At least two people have died as a result of the storm, including an 11-year-old girl in Georgia and a man in Greensboro, Florida. Several Florida beach communities including [...]

Florida Panhandle Hit Hard, Southeast Alabama Receives Significant Damage from Hurricane Michael2018-10-12T18:23:33+00:00

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Serves North Carolina Area Flooded by Hurricane Florence

Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers from multiple states including Alabama have been deployed to the Carolinas to assist in cleanup efforts following the localized flooding and storm damage wrought by Hurricane Florence. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist Mark Wakefield said DR volunteers from several Alabama Baptist associations began arriving in North Carolina Sept. 17. Many faced [...]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Serves North Carolina Area Flooded by Hurricane Florence2018-09-25T10:10:32+00:00

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