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Sunday School Board contributes for Nashville tornado relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–To assist in relief to Nashvillians rebuilding their lives and homes after April 16 tornadoes which struck the city, the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is contributing $10,000 to the disaster relief ministry of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
“We are grateful to God that our downtown Nashville facilities were largely spared, and we wanted to do something to help our neighbors who have sustained damage,” SSB President James T. Draper Jr. said. “The Tennessee Baptist Convention disaster relief unit has worked tirelessly with the American Red Cross to provide meals to victims and those helping with cleanup and rebuilding. We are glad to join forces with Nashville organizations contributing to rebuilding efforts and want to challenge others to participate.”
TBC Disaster Relief Director Tim Bearden said as of April 26 more than 90 Southern Baptist volunteers had prepared 74,4021 hot meals which were then distributed by the American Red Cross to storm victims in Nashville and four other Tennessee counties. Food distribution is continuing in Nashville while work in the other counties has been completed.
Bearden said the SSB contribution “will be used in response to this disaster to assist with needs that otherwise would go unmet. It also will be used to repair and upgrade our equipment in preparation for the next disaster.”

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