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In this video update NAMB President Kevin Ezell shares what Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are doing to help survivors of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
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.
New York resident Josephine Prestovino tells how a collegiate Disaster Relief "mud-out" crew came into her home and cleared the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy. “I call them my lifeline," she said. "Here they are showing me that we can make a difference … They really made a difference to me.”
Randy Creamer leads training in flood recovery, or "mud-out," for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers.
Ray Parascando is the pastor of Crossroads Church in Staten Island. In the first Sunday after Hurricane Sandy, Ray looked across the congregation for members devastated by the storm. Now Crossroads is ministering to Staten Island as they try to find the new normal after the storm.
Lisa Valentino was desperately in need of help after Hurricane Sandy rolled through Keansburg, N.J. and trashed her apartment. Then she met a group of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from Indiana. They cleaned up her home, but they also befriended her, prayed with her and shared with her the hope of Jesus Christ. "They're like family now," she said. "It restored my faith, you know? ... It restored my faith in God."
Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, shares from the devastated streets of Staten Island how Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are meeting physical and spiritual needs throughout the region. He urges prayer and financial support for a volunteer effort that will continue for months to come. To make a contribution, visit namb.net/disaster-relief-donations/.
Volunteers who changed plans at a moment's notice to join the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief response to Superstorm Sandy describe why they did it, and those receiving their service express thanks. To support the effort financially, visit namb.net/disaster-relief-donations/.
North Carolina volunteers are serving the Northeast as part of the region-wide Southern Baptist Disaster Relief effort following Hurricane Sandy. Stationed at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the North Carolina units are ready to provide water and more than 5,000 meals a day for hurting residents. "We’re not in it for the looks or how we feel," said one volunteer. "We’re in it because people are hurting" To support the effort financially, visit namb.net/disaster-relief-donations/.
Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, urges prayer and financial support for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers who are "connecting the help with the hope" in providing meals, clearing debris and otherwise ministering to victims of Hurricane Sandy. To support the effort financially, visit namb.net/disaster-relief-donations/.
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