Volunteers from nine Southern Baptist conventions are assisting residents in the Detroit metro area recover from flooding. Teams are being coordinated by a multi-convention Incident Management Team in Warren, Mich., and a North Carolina Incident Management Team in Garden City, Mich.
The three-county area around Detroit has been described by some as the nation's largest natural disaster that few people have heard about, largely because other recent national and international headlines have overshadowed it.
Baptist State Convention of Michigan Disaster Relief director Win Williams said he expects the work in response to the flooding to last for weeks. Assessments are ongoing, but more than 450 mud-out job requests have already been recorded for homes inundated with water from slow-moving rainstorms Aug. 11.
"There are 40,000 affected homes in Oakland County alone," Williams said. "There are another 30,000 to 40,000 damaged homes in Wayne County and then all the work in McComb County." Hear more of Williams comments on this video.
You can help by praying for the volunteers and homeowners as needs are met by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers bringing help, healing and hope.
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Posted on Thu, September 4, 2014
by Donna Shiflett