As Irma approached the Florida mainland, millions in the path of the storm were urged to evacuate. About 200 grateful Floridians took refuge at the Talladega Superspeedway where Alabama Baptists were ready to assist.
“Thank you, Coosa River Baptist Association. I was at Talladega Speedway and although we had everything we needed, it was so awesome to see the love of Christ lived out in your lives,” wrote David Friar in a post on the association’s Facebook page. “I don’t know how many of you knocked on the door of our motorhome to invite us to eat or see if we needed anything. We are so blessed and God provided all we needed before leaving, but there were many who were in great need and to see their needs being met brought me to tears. God bless you all and thank you for being God (sic) hands and feet in Alabama.”
NASCAR officials tweeted Sept. 6 that Talladega Superspeedway would open its camping facilities, including hot showers, restrooms and water hookups, Sept. 7 for Hurricane Irma evacuees. (continued…)
Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist Newspaper – http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/disaster-relief-volunteers-minister-to-hurricane-irma-evacuees-in-talladega/