LOUISVILLE—Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief has 60 volunteers currently working in the Houston area. An additional 116 flood recovery volunteers and 14 chaplains will be deployed over the next few weeks.
Disaster Relief Director Coy Webb said the Kentucky volunteers, originally asked to serve in Humble, Texas, since have been reassigned and now will working in Beaumont, about 75 miles east of Houston along the coast, which sustained major damage from Hurricane Harvey.
“Southern Baptist response continues to the historic flooding and devastation of hurricane Harvey. Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is seeking to provide real help, a healing touch, and the hope of Christ as we come alongside these that have been left reeling by this monstrous disaster,” Webb said. “As 1 John teaches us, we are demonstrating the love of Christ ‘with actions and in truth.’”
Approximately 30 flood recovery volunteers and four chaplains will serve Sept. 9-19, Webb said, and two more disaster relief teams are scheduled to serve Sept. 18-28 and Sept. 25-Oct. 4. (WR)