NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Texas Baptist Men volunteers with a mobile kitchen capable of providing 1,500 meals a day, a refrigeration unit and a generator left March 6 to serve in Nashville, Tenn., after a series of tornadoes ripped through the area.
The tornados devastated Tennessee, killing 24 people and injuring 88. It is the deadliest Tennessee tornado since 2011. The twister that struck Putnam County had winds as high as 175 mph. TBM has been in regular contact with Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief since then.
TBM volunteers are serving at New Season Baptist Church in Nashville.
“Our rapid response feeding unit will be partnering with the church to deliver help, hope and healing in their community,” TBM Disaster Relief Director Dwain Carter said.
“People are searching for assistance and encouragement in the midst of the darkest days of their lives. We aim to provide both and point them toward God who provides hope for all of us.”
The deployment extends one of the busiest times of TBM disaster relief history. TBM disaster relief volunteers have responded to a variety of disasters in 42 of the past 43 months.
“Where there’s a need, we respond,” Carter said. “Whether it’s a hurricane along the coast, tornadoes in the Dallas area or tornadoes in Tennessee, we help people take the first steps of recovery.”
TBM disaster relief is made possible entirely by donations. To contribute financially, send a check designated “disaster relief” to TBM, 5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227, call (214) 275-1116 or click here.