TBM provides relief and recovery from winter storm

East Texas Baptist University President Blair Blackburn greets Texas Baptist Men volunteers who arrived on the campus with much-needed bottle water. (ETBU Photo)

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In response to a devastating winter storm that caused at least $46 billion in property damage, Texas Baptist Men have mobilized to help Texans in need.

Texas Baptist Men volunteers repair a rotted floor in a flood-damaged home. (File Photo / Ken Camp)

Many homes and churches sustained water damage when frozen pipes burst. TBM has volunteer flood-recovery teams available to help disinfect surfaces and remove damaged furniture, flooring and drywall.

To apply for assistance, click here and complete the online form. TBM will give priority to those who are most vulnerable—the elderly, disabled and uninsured. For more information, call (866) 826-2600 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Trained TBM flood-recovery volunteers are needed to work in some of the most devastated areas, concentrating on ministry initiatives to people who have no insurance. Volunteers who have served with mud-out teams in the past are encouraged to contact their regional “blue cap” director or email ops1@tbmtx.org.

Individuals who have completed basic TBM disaster relief orientation but who need specialized fire and flood recovery training can complete it online here.

Seeking to provide clean water

When millions of Texans lacked access to safe drinking water, TBM volunteers sought to provide an emergency supply.

TBM volunteers delivered bottled water to Dallas-area residents who lacked a reliable source of drinking water. (TBM Photo)

TBM delivered a truckload of bottled water to the East Texas Baptist University campus on Feb. 19, along with water filters that attach to faucets.

The City of Marshall restored water service to ETBU with sustained water pressure across the campus on Tuesday morning, Feb. 23. The university’s physical operations staff confirmed all campus buildings had water service by noon.

TBM also delivered bottled water to churches in the Houston area on Feb. 19. More than 1 million people in Harris County were affected by water systems that either could not supply water or that issued orders to boil it due to safety concerns.

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On Feb. 20, TBM volunteers delivered bottled water to apartments in the Dallas area that lacked water, including one complex that houses 80 disabled veterans.

That same day, Missouri Baptist disaster relief delivered a semi-trailer filled with bottled water to TBM. Nearly all of it was distributed within 24 hours.

To support TBM disaster relief financially, give online at TBMTX.org/donate or mail a check to Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron Drive, Dallas 75227.

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