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Southern Baptist Disaster Relief: Oct. 1 cumulative status report

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue as the major supplier of hot meals to the American Red Cross for distribution to search and rescue workers and others in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Following is the latest information regarding Southern Baptists’ response as of 9 a.m., Oct. 1:

— Meals prepared: 251,777

— Volunteer days: 3,888. (A “volunteer day” is defined as one volunteer working one day.)

— The only units remaining active are based at Floyd Bennett Airport in Brooklyn. Mobile kitchens from Kentucky and New York are accompanied by two mobile shower units from North Carolina. Units deactivated over the weekend include the Tennessee mobile kitchen and shower unit previously in Manhattan, the Virginia mobile kitchen unit based in Brooklyn and the North Carolina mobile kitchen based at the Pentagon.

— Donors from 39 states and Canada have given more than $543,000 for the disaster relief effort, much of which has come from donations online at www.namb.net. One hundred percent of those gifts will be used for disaster relief in the field, not for administration. Checks designated for Disaster Relief also may also be sent to NAMB by mail to P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543. Phone inquiries may be directed to 1-888-440-6262.

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief network, which includes more than 20,000 trained volunteers, is coordinated nationally by the North American Mission Board in cooperation with state Baptist conventions. For more information and updates, visit www.namb.net.
The next cumulative report will appear in Baptist Press Friday, Oct. 5.

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