Louisiana Flood Response Continues
Two mud-out units are serving in the Louisiana response in the next two weeks: on May 7-13 the Greenville Association unit is going back to Haughton (near Shreveport) where they served last month, and the Savannah River Association/Pine Level Baptist Church unit will work in Monroe on May 15-21. Please pray for these teams as they travel and as they work in Jesus' name.
Shower and laundry units: work is now finished in the area where the Bamberg First Baptist Church unit was serving, so it is being brought home. The Saluda/Shady Grove Baptist Church unit will be used through May 13 and will return home on the 14th.
Report on Houston Flooding
Baptist Disaster Relief in Texas is responding to the recent Houston flood. Read more HERE. At this time, leaders there have not requested help from states as distant as ours.
Volunteer groups are needed - any size, any skill level, and no DR training required! Church mission teams, men's ministry groups, even individuals - there is a place for you to serve the Lord by helping a flood-affected family! Click HERE for more information.
South Carolina Baptist DR Gives Report to Executive Board
Speaking to the South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board, state Disaster Relief Director Randy Creamer had but two words to sum up his report that opened the two-day meeting’s final session: Thank you.
Creamer’s words of appreciation and lessons learned focused on the response and rebuild efforts following the 1,000-year flooding in October 2015. Read more...
2016 DR Awards - Part Two
The two remaining awards of 2016 were presented recently to outstanding Disaster Relief volunteers. During the training event at White Oak Conference Center in March, George Poepping of Lexington received the Buck Buckner Award. Wayne Miller of Edgefield was presented the Tommy Thompson Award at the spring meeting of the Edgefield Baptist Association. George is pictured here (left) with Mrs. Shirley Buckner, widow of Buck Buckner. Wayne (right) is shown receiving his award from Sue Harmon of the SCB DR office. Read more...
2016 Disaster Relief Training Events
Training for Shelter Volunteers
June 3-4 at Sweetwater Baptist Church, North Augusta. This training will prepare volunteers to serve in Red Cross evacuation shelters. The two-part training will consist of:
Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Introduction to Disaster Relief class (required for NEW volunteers)
Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.-noon - Sheltering class
Pre-registration is required: please email David Harley, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Disaster Relief Units in South Carolina
The following are the types of Disaster Relief teams and equipment in our state (click on each for a brief description) :
- Children's Response
- C.O.P.E. (Christian Outreach to People Evacuated)
- Incident Command
- International (Baptist Global Response)
- Mass Feeding
Disaster Relief Office
The Disaster Relief Office strives to train leaders, develop new teams, and lead in Christian discipleship and evangelism in the area of Disaster Relief as SC Baptists bring help, healing, and hope during local, state, national, and international disasters.
Randy Creamer, Director
Sue Harmon, Operations Manager