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Disaster relief is dirty, sweaty, beautiful, life-changing work. That makes it the perfect work for college students. And help is needed in Detroit, South Carolina, New York, Washington and across the country.
The first Sunday in November each year is Southern Baptist Disaster Relief appreciation Sunday.
See the many ways that SBDR volunteers bring help, healing and hope to those affected by disaster.
After floodwaters destroyed homes, possessions and lives in her Columbia, S.C., neighborhood, Ruby McElveen said life there would, "never be the same.” But now that Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams have arrived to help clean up and rebuild, Ruby says, “it’s true, life will never be the same—it’ll be better.”
On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina slammed into Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi coast. The deadly storm became the most expensive natural disaster in United States history. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were among the first to respond to the need. This video looks back at how they served and how the lessons learned still shape Southern Baptist relief efforts today.
Why would college students spend part of their winter break in Staten Island do "mud-out" and demolition work in homes flooded by Hurricane Sandy? In this video, participants share what their "hard labor experience" was like—and how the opportunity to share the love of Christ with residents made it all worth it.
Two years after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Southern Baptists are still meeting the needs of residents and sharing the gospel as they do so. As Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue to serve in this region, NAMB President Kevin Ezell issues a call for others to join them on the frontlines throughout the next few months.
s residents in Illinois, Indiana and throughout the Midwest continue to recover from a series of tornadoes that struck Nov. 17, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are bringing free cleanup and recovery services along with the hope only God can give in the midst of such loss.
As survivors sorted through the devastation of tornadoes that struck throughout the Midwest on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers came alongside to meet physical needs and offer spiritual hope. In this video, Fritz Wilson, the North American Mission Board's executive director for Disaster Relief shares how volunteers are helping.
Thousands of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers answered the call to provide help, healing and hope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. They continue to respond today.
Learn more about Southern Baptist Disaster Relief at baptistrelief.org >>
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