OUR CURRENT E-MESSENGER: September 2018 e-Messenger
Hurricane Florence Response Update:
The GBA mud-out unit was deployed to Cheraw, SC. We anticipate the unit being deployed as often as we have volunteers to go.
As you probably know, flood waters have not yet crested in the Conway area. In fact, one of the DR command centers had to be evacuated to an alternate location due to rising flood waters. Even as far south as Georgetown, there is anticipated flooding still to come. The storm is gone, but the situation is far from over.
What to do?
Pray! Pray for the victims, the search and rescue people, the disaster relief volunteers in all of the various units (feeding, shower trailer, chainsaw, mud-out) who are there, as well as for the flood waters to recede.
Give! You can give a financial gift to the GBA (make check payable to GBA and designate for Disaster Relief.) The funds will all go directly to assist in disaster relief ministry. You can also contribute through the South Carolina Baptist Convention to DR ministries.
Go! If you are a trained Disaster Relief volunteer, be available to go with a unit. One word of caution, if you are not part of an official disaster response group, do not attempt to travel into the flooded areas at this time.
As for donated goods, there are a couple of challenges. One is finding warehouse space here to serve as a collection site. Another is finding a safe site for the collection/distribution of the goods in the affected areas. As soon as we know something more about donated goods, we will get that info to you.
Thank you for your prayers, and eagerness to serve.