TBM disaster relief continues in northwest Florida

A Texas Baptist Men chainsaw crew prays with a homeowner in Florida. TBM disaster relief work is expected to continue in Florida through Dec. 15. (TBM Photo)

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Nearly two months after Hurricane Michael made landfall, Texas Baptist Men chainsaw crews, emergency food-service workers, heavy equipment operators and other volunteers continue to offer disaster relief in the Florida Panhandle.

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers work to remove a tree from a rooftop in Florida. (TBM Photo)

So far, TBM disaster relief workers have contributed more than 22,400 volunteer hours and prepared close to 53,000 meals, with their deployment to Florida expected to conclude Dec. 15.

On Dec. 3, 58 volunteers were serving in the area around Blue Spring Baptist Conference center, northwest of Tallahassee, Fla., including four chainsaw crews.

Since mid-October, TBM volunteers have completed more than 130 chainsaw jobs, placed temporary roofs on 19 homes, washed 840 loads of laundry and provided access to more than 230 showers. Heavy equipment operators have logged about 560 hours.

TBM disaster relief volunteers have made more than 2,000 personal contacts, presenting the gospel at least 50 times and recording 20 professions of faith in Christ.

To contribute financially, send a check designated “disaster relief” to Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227, call (214) 275-1116 or click here.

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