Disaster relief update


In what will probably be the first of many disaster relief updates, Texas Baptist Men has four feeding units active and serving, one each in Marshall, Longview, Lufkin and Bryan. It has eight shower units spread across the state to support shelters and relief workers. Churches across East Texas are making their facilities available for use.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Buckner is evacuating people from its retirement home in Beaumont. I don’t have an update on patients at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

As Texas Baptists are known to do, they are putting reaching to people in need of help. Please be in prayer for the people evacuating the coastline and for the volunteers who seek to help them.

I’ll try to make this blog the most up to date site as far as Texas Baptist activities related to Gustav response. It’s going to be tough as I’ll be running in several different directions, but I’ll do the best I can.

At this point, it appears this is going to require a sizable relief effort for some time. To do this requires some significant resources. Please prayerfully consider giving to disaster response through the BGCT by clicking here or through TBM by clicking here.

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One Response to “Disaster relief update”

  1. Polly Says:

    Plans are in place for churches as far inland as Hamilton, TX, are preparing for evacuees.

    Almost all motel rooms in Dallas/Fort Worth are full. People who travel north have to go at least to Memphis, TN, to find lodging–other than in churches.

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