Updated 3:10 pm, September 3, 2019
TBM deployed its first wave of disaster relief volunteers toward the Atlantic Coast on Sept. 3 to better respond to needs in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
The roughly 45 TBM volunteers will operate a 15,000-meal-a-day kitchen, a shower and laundry unit, generator and a chainsaw unit that removes fallen limbs. The team will stage Sept. 3 in Hattiesburg, Miss. and wait on further word for where it needs to serve.
Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas with 180-mph winds and continues inching toward the U.S. Coast. Today, the storm has sustained 110-mph winds and continues raining on the Bahamas.
“Hurricane Dorian remains a sizable storm with the potential to inflict significant damage,” said Dwain Carter, TBM disaster relief director. “We have positioned our volunteers where they can more quickly. Please continue to pray for people along the Atlantic Coast as well as TBM volunteers as they seek to provide hope and healing to hurting people.”
TBM has responded to needs in the wake of every major natural disaster in the U.S. since 1967, providing hope and healing for millions. TBM disaster relief is made possible entirely by donations to the ministry. 100 percent of all disaster relief ministry support efforts to help people recover in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Dorian. To give, visit tbmtx.org/donate.
11:50 am, August 30, 2019
TBM prepares to deploy in wake of Hurricane Dorian
DALLAS—Texas Baptist Men (TBM) has placed the State Feeding Unit as well as a shower unit on alert as it anticipates responding to significant needs in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The state of Florida has declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm, which was a Category 2 on Fri., Aug. 30.
TBM Disaster Relief coordinators are in continuous contact with partners along the East Coast and are ready to deploy as quickly as possible.
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