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State DR, non-Baptist donors crucial, Ezell says

September 21, 2017

NASHVILLE (BP) -- State Baptist conventions and donors from across the nation have been pivotal to Southern Baptists' Send Relief efforts for survivors of catastrophic Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Kevin Ezell, speaking to the SBC Executive Committee on Sept. 18, voiced gratitude to state Southern Baptist Disaster Relief partners and to donors beyond the Southern Baptist family who have provided the majority of Send Relief donations to aid in recovery efforts in Florida and Texas.

Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board with its Send Relief arm to respond to natural disasters and to humanitarian issues such as hunger and human trafficking, noted in a report to the Executive Committee that state disaster relief organizations have done "an absolutely incredible job" since the landfall of Harvey in Texas on Aug. 25 followed by Irma in Florida on Sept. 10.

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