NEDERLAND—Texas Baptists churches have joined together with Texas Baptist Men (TBM) to respond to flooding from Tropical Depression Imelda which impacted Southeast Texas on Sept. 19. The TBM state feeding unit is set up at First Baptist Church of Nederland and is prepared to provide up to 10,000 meals a day. The unit will serve shelters and the community.
“We appreciate the prayers and support from our Texas Baptists family as we respond to needs in our community following this flooding,” said Jason Burden, pastor of First Baptist Church of Nederland and second vice president of Texas Baptists.
Several churches are also leading in clean-up efforts in their areas including North End Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, all in Beaumont.
At least eight Texas Baptists churches experienced flooding and several pastors’ homes were impacted. Texas Baptists Church Architecture will connect with the churches in the coming weeks to discuss plans to rebuild. Area Representative Ernest Dagohoy has been in touch with many local church and associational leaders to assess needs.
In Orange, two TBM volunteer teams worked together to feed residents in a shelter and first responders for three days. A shower unit is serving in the region. TBM volunteers also performed mud out in Mauriceville. Additional mud out teams will be sent out once water recedes and volunteers can help homeowners.
Texas Baptists are called to continue praying for churches and communities impacted by the recent flooding. Residents in need of assistance can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-639-6987. To give to support TBM’s disaster relief efforts, click here.