Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief

CURRENT RESPONSES:  

HURRICANE MICHAEL:

UPDATED:  10-13-2018:

As news rightfully continues to swirl about the damage in Florida, most of southwest GA faced similar consequences from Hurricane Michael.  Power outages continue to plague much of the area and may continue to do so for days to come.

GA Baptist Disaster Relief teams are already set up in Bainbridge, receiving requests for assistance and assessing jobs. Chainsaw teams deployed to Dublin and Rochelle as early as Thursday to begin clean-up operations, and we will start similar operations in Cordele Sunday afternoon.

Mississippi Disaster Relief arrived in Albany on Friday to adopt that area for clean-up efforts.  Kentucky will arrive in Blakely on Monday and Southern Baptists of VA Disaster Relief will head to Dawson for similar efforts.

As of Friday afternoon, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army have requested our assistance in preparing 6,000-7,500 meals starting Monday.

Special thanks goes to Larry Cheek of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association who is spearheading an effort to collect, transport, and distribute bottled water to three locations identified by associational leaders in the affected area.

This truly is a cooperative effort on so many fronts.  We are always better and more effective when we work together.

Please continue to pray for all those affected by this devastating storm and pray for our wonderful volunteers as they Serve Christ in Crisis. This is a very fluid process for planning as we move the various pieces of the puzzle where they are most needed.

As a reminder, please do not self-deploy or collect any items unless requested.  Monetary donations can be made by clicking here.

NOTE:  Normal call-out procedures will be followed for this deployment.  If you have any questions, please contact your Unit Director.

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HURRICANE FLORENCE RESPONSE:

Updated: 10-13-18:

Georgia Baptist Cleanup & Recovery units, Chaplains, IMT, and Low Volume Feeding for our volunteers continue recovery efforts in Longs, SC.

As a reminder, please do not self-deploy or collect any items unless requested.  Monetary donations can be made by clicking here.

NOTE:  Normal call-out procedures will be followed for this deployment.  If you have any questions, please contact your Unit Director.

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UPDATE:  At this time, the affected states have not asked for us to collect any more buckets.  If/when we are asked, the details will be posted here, on Facebook, and emails.

Please continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Florence.


2018 DEPLOYMENT RESULTS – YTD

  • 134 Gospel Presentations
  • 10 PROFESSIONS OF FAITH
  • 1,110 Volunteer Days
  • 23,479 Meals Prepared
  • 212 Assessments
  • 15 Mudout Jobs Completed
  • Pressure Washes
  • Mold Remediations
  • 32 Chainsaw Jobs Completed
  • Tear Outs/Repair Jobs
  • 12 Roofs Tarped
  • Children Cared For
  • Showers Completed
  • Laundry Loads
  • Communication Messages
  • 385 Chaplaincy Contacts
  • 3 Other Decisions
  • 580 Ministry Contacts

 

2017 DEPLOYMENT RESULTS – YTD

  • 360 Gospel Presentations
  • 32 PROFESSIONS OF FAITH
  • 2,373 Volunteer Days
  • 20,302 Meals Prepared
  • 443 Assessments
  • 107 Mudout/Tearout Jobs Completed
  • Pressure Washes
  • Mold Remediations
  • 217 Chainsaw Jobs Completed
  •  Tear Outs/Repair Jobs
  • 107 Roofs Tarped
  • 33 Children Cared For
  • Showers Completed
  • Laundry Loads
  • Communication Messages
  • 1,373 Chaplaincy Contacts
  • 74 Other Decisions
  • 1,347 Ministry Contacts