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DISASTER RELIEF DIGEST: 20 units deployed in Texas; DR video update from Iowa

SBTC teams working in southeast Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas (BP) — Volunteer teams with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief continue to provide hurricane relief to Southeast Texas by preparing meals and cleaning up debris.

“We have 20 units out in the field,” SBTC DR Director Scottie Stice said. “This is the largest deployment we’ve had since Hurricane Harvey.”

Volunteers are preparing more than 11,000 meals a day for survivors in both Texas and Louisiana.

Recovery teams started clearing roads last Thursday, and chainsaw crews are assisting homeowners.

SBTC DR shower and laundry units are also on the field to support power line crews and first responders.

Anyone needing disaster relief assistance can call the SBTC DR hotline at 855-728-2374.

Iowa volunteers share stories from the field after devastating derecho

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (BP) — The communications director for the Baptist Convention of Iowa captured video reports from pastors and Disaster Reliefs teams on the field in Iowa after derecho winds caused widespread damage to homes and crops.

Read the report and watch the videos here.

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