Seneca doctor experiences ‘providential appointment’ in Eastern Kentucky

A miscommunication led to what an assessor and a chaplain for a South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief crew serving in Eastern Kentucky are calling a “providential appointment.” Kerry Sartain and Chaplain Chip Wood, both of Seneca, were part of a Beaverdam Baptist Association unit that did “mud-out” and clean-up work in McDowell, Ky., and the […]

S.C. Baptist volunteers respond to Eastern Kentucky floods

South Carolina Baptists are among dozens of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from across the Southeast, along with Send Relief (the compassion ministry of Southern Baptists), who are providing resources for meals and flood relief supplies to help with recovery following the historic flooding that deluged Eastern Kentucky in late July. “The destruction is absolutely […]

Ida relief cooperation among states ‘a partnership in the gospel’

With more than 423,000 Louisianians still in the dark for days after Hurricane Ida’s landfall, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams were working hard to repair homes, serve food and share Christ’s love in the region. Through Sept. 15, 22 sites were hosting teams from 20 states. They had prepared 533,966 meals, served 18,698 meals, assessed […]

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief left legacy at Ground Zero

Twenty years after spending weeks in what could only be called a war zone, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are reflecting on their experience working in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and how it affected their lives. Sam Porter is the national director for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief for Send Relief with the North American […]

Ida relief cooperation among states ‘a partnership in the gospel’

With more than 423,000 south Louisianians still in the dark nine days after Hurricane Ida’s landfall, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams were working hard to repair homes, serve food and share Christ’s love in the region. Through Sept. 6, 14 sites were hosting teams from 13 states. They had prepared 147,517 meals, served 4,790 meals, […]

DR training slated April 17 in Easley

The spring Disaster Relief Training Conference for South Carolina Baptist volunteers will be held April 17 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Easley. Classes will be offered in several Disaster Relief ministry areas: assessment of needs, introduction to chaplaincy, children’s response teams, mass feeding, chainsaw, flood recovery (mud-out), and shower/laundry. Additionally, an Introduction to Disaster […]

Delta adds ‘gut punch’ six weeks after Hurricane Laura

Louisiana received a “gut punch” Oct. 9, as the second hurricane in six weeks made landfall in the state. The eye of Hurricane Delta crashed ashore at 5 p.m. as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph in Creole, nearly 13 miles east of Cameron, where Laura made landfall as a […]

Webb to lead new Send Relief crisis response team

Coy Webb, longtime director of Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief, has been selected to lead Send Relief’s new crisis response arm. In February, the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board announced a partnership to provide compassion ministry around the globe under the banner of Send Relief. Webb, 63, has led Kentucky Baptist disaster relief […]