SBDR response needs to Irene coming into focus
By Mickey Noah - 9/2/11
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – 12 Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) feeding units from seven state conventions have already cooked almost 94,000 meals for victims across the 11 states ravaged by last weekend’s Category 1 hurricane. But the work is only beginning.
According to news reports, the death toll from Hurricane Irene now stands at 45. 2 million people up and down the Eastern Seaboard remain without power, and the projected damages from Irene are now estimated to be $10 billion.
In southern Maryland, the Baptists Convention of Maryland/Delaware is coordinating a significant chainsaw operation based at Leonardtown Baptist Church in Leonardtown, Md. Three Tennessee chainsaw units are deployed there, along with a Kentucky shower unit. Full Article
Tue, September 6, 2011
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