TBM volunteers continue disaster relief in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Texas Baptist Men provided volunteers and a truckload of insulated food containers to undergird the work Missouri Baptist disaster relief workers are doing in North Carolina. (TBM Photo)

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Texas Baptist Men continues to provide personnel and equipment to support a multi-state disaster relief response in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

TBM sent three chainsaw teams and a skid-steer to First Baptist Church in Palm Coast, Fla. Terry Henderson, TBM state disaster relief director, is scheduled to arrive in Florida Oct. 23 to assess the need for additional chainsaw volunteers.

cambros 350Texas Baptist Men sent a truckload of insulated food containers to Whitehall, N.C. (TBM Photo)TBM provided a mobile shower and laundry unit for military personnel and first-responders in Elizabethtown, N.C., and sent a truckload of insulated food containers to Whitehall, N.C., at the request of North Carolina Baptist Men. The containers were in short supply, due to the widespread nature of the disaster.

A TBM food-service crew and an incident management team also supported Missouri Baptist disaster relief workers in Whitehall, N.C.

In addition, TBM volunteers were part of a water purification crew and assessment team who journeyed to eastern Cuba. TBM provided 50 of the 110 portable water filtration systems the volunteers delivered.

TBM also provided two high-capacity water purification units for community use in Cuba, and North Carolina Baptists provided a third unit.

L.M. Dyson, a layman at First Baptist Church of Woodway in Waco and retired professor at Baylor University, handled the logistics for the trip. Dyson has traveled to Cuba more than 40 times in the last 17 years, working in partnership with Cuban Baptists and often with TBM to provide shipping containers filled with ministry supplies.

To contribute to TBM disaster relief, click here or send a check designated “disaster relief” to Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227. 

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