Florida Baptist Convention, Disaster Relief

Current Response - Active

Floridians are ever so mindful of the impacts of Hurricanes.  Our hearts go out to those in Louisiana and Texas as they are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.  Florida Baptist Disaster Relief along with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief partners across the nation are standing by to respond.  What can we do?

Pray

Pray for the survivors as they face these difficult days.  Pray for the First responders, utility responders, city, county, and state Emergency personnel as they engage and respond.  Pray for Texas and Louisiana Disaster Relief leaders and volunteers serve.

Give

You can give below to support the Disaster Relief efforts and provide needed aid.

Go

Hurricane Laura / Louisiana Support Request.

Louisiana Disaster Relief has requested Florida Disaster Relief support their response with 2 Shower/Laundry Units and at least 2 Clean Up Recovery Units.  Your DR State Task Force leadership has initiated a call out for logistics support and available Clean Up Recovery teams.  SOUTHERN BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF from multiple states are there offering help, hope, and healing.   It is anticipated this will be a lengthy response so the needs will be ongoing.

We have had 44 volunteers to date, including 1 Feeding Team, 3 Shower Teams, 4 Clean Up Recovery Teams, and 2 Chaplains.  Teams are still being requested.

Credentialed Volunteers, please contact your local or regional leadership as to your availability and continue to earnestly pray for the survivors, and all those helping with recovery.

Thank you in advance for your desire to be right beside those who need help, hope and healing!

Current Response: Active

Level 4 – MONITORING
Level 3 – ALERT – FLDR notified of a disaster situation and may be asked to mobilize resources. Pray for those who may have been affected.
Level 2 – STANDBY – FLDR has been asked to respond to a Disaster situation and currently mobilizing resources. 
Level 1 – ACTIVE – FLDR is currently responding to a disaster situation.

What to do now?
We encourage you to:

  1. Plan now for your response to any potential disaster impacts
  2. Build an emergency kit for you and your family
  3. Determine your evacuation plan
  4. Make copies of important papers/insurance policies and keep them in a secure place
  5. Be informed.  Listen and note daily weather updates (even during ‘Sunny” days)
  6. Make sure your DR “go box” has all your credentials and necessary items in one place

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Florida Baptist Convention, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief