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5/30/97 Texas relief work gears up; Dakota ‘mud-out’ ongoing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)–As Southern Baptists began winding down their initial response to flooding in the Upper Midwest during the week of May 26, Texas volunteers were on the job in the wake of a tornado in Jarrell that killed 29 people, including a Baptist minister of music and his family. Survivors were allowed back into […]

Dakota/Minn. flood relief in need of more volunteers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)–A ministry opportunity for Southern Baptistsof historic proportions in the Upper Midwest could be hobbled in the weeks ahead if trained volunteers don’t respond to the call for help, according to Mickey Caison, national disaster relief director for the Brotherhood Commission.Caison, who completed 10 days as on-site coordinator for flood relief efforts in […]

Relief units in North Dakota gearing up as flood recedes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptist disaster relief units expect to be providing up to 60,000 meals per day during the week of May 5 in North Dakota and Minnesota as thousands of Red River flood victims begin returning to their homes in the region.

Vols needed soon, but not now, disaster relief coordinator says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--Prospective volunteers wanting to serve in flood-ravaged North Dakota and Minnesota will be needed, but not right away, according to the coordinator of Southern Baptist disaster response.

Southern Baptist disaster response hits stride in Arkansas, Ohio valley

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--The tornadoes have stopped and the floodwater is subsiding in the South and Midwest -- at least for now -- meaning the Southern Baptist disaster response in the aftermath is just hitting stride.

Brotherhood leaders eye future, salute agency’s achievements

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--State convention Brotherhood leaders paid tribute to the prominent "markers" in almost 90 years of Brotherhood Commission history during the final Brotherhood Leadership Conference Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Memphis, Tenn.

Calif. relief work to continue; other western U.S. units close

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--Volunteers at Southern Baptist disaster relief feeding units in California learned Jan. 15 their services may be needed for up to two more weeks, while units in other western states finished shutting down.

Baptist relief teams at work in hard-hit western states

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptist volunteers from five western state conventions remain active in disaster relief efforts in areas hit by flooding there since New Year's Day.