Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are busy in the Northeast, helping with the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy.
Several of the organization’s feeding units were set up and providing meals to evacuees in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief officials established an area command center for the response on at the Pennsylvania-South Jersey Baptist convention mission house in Harrisburg, Pa.
Asked about the SBDR’s efforts, North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell said:
“I am grateful for all of the Southern Baptist volunteers who make our disaster relief efforts possible. This is a time for every Southern Baptist to be praying and to also consider donating to our disaster relief fund.”
In addition to providing meals, roofing materials and other supplies have been transported to the affected areas.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has 82,000 trained volunteers, including chaplains, and some 1,550 mobile units for feeding, downed tree clearing with chainsaws, mud-out, childcare, shower, laundry, water purification, and power generation.
According to their website, SBDR is one of the three largest mobilizers of trained disaster relief volunteers in the United States, along with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
If you’d like to donate to the disaster relief operations, just go to namb.net and click on “disaster relief donations.”
I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.