August 30th, 2011 at 9:26 am
DALLAS – Texas Baptist Men is preparing to serve in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
TBM has received two requests to serve in North Carolina and believes it will be called upon to minister in Vermont as well, said Dick Talley, TBM’s logistics coordinator. TBM is waiting for more information about what kind of units will need to be disbursed where.
“We know there is a need in the New England/Vermont area,” Talley said. “We want to respond to the need. We’re waiting for the data from the assessment teams.”
Vermont officials said the state is suffering its worst flooding since 1927. One person has been confirmed dead there, and officials expect to find additional loss of life. More than 260 roads have been damaged. In North Carolina, roughly 34,000 people remain without power, down from more than 440,000 immediately after the storm.
TBM disaster relief ministry is supported by designated gifts. To make a donation, visit www.texasbaptistmen.org.