TBM activates teams to respond to flooding in Southeast Texas


TBM will respond to catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas as a result of Tropical Depression Imelda. Two feeding teams have been activated and as many as 10 mud out units could be activated to clean out flooded homes. 

“The scenes from Southeast Texas are heart-wrenching,” said Dwain Carter, TBM disaster relief director. “We are praying for those who are being affected, and we are responding by providing help, hope and healing in the midst of the heartbreak.”

Feeding units will begin serving Sept. 20 and continue as long as needed. Mud out units will arrive from across the state shortly after the floodwaters have receded. They are particularly crucial for people and families affected by the storm because they accelerate the recovery process significantly. Volunteers remove debris and ruined carpet and drywall. They also prevent bacteria and mold from growing.

“This will be a lengthy recovery process, but we are committed to walking alongside people as long as it takes,” Carter said. “God cares deeply for hurting people and calls His followers to do likewise. That’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Texas Baptists are encouraged to pray for those impacted by the flooding, first responders, TBM volunteers and local churches who will provide aid in a variety of ways. Click here to donate to TBM’s disaster relief efforts.

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