TBDR seeks volunteers and funding to help Central Texas flood victims
by Kalie Lowrie on May 27, 2015 in news
SAN MARCOS – Following intense flooding in the Central Texas region of San Marcos and Wimberley, Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery is working to coordinate volunteers and funds to assist those in need. More than 400 homes have been destroyed in San Marcos, with assessment continuing in the town of Wimberley as to the number of homes damaged or destroyed.
Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery funds are used to help in times of disaster. Financial assistance from this fund will be appropriated to our Baptist Partners in Van as needs are expressed
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