SBTC disaster relief volunteers in Iowa

Disaster relief volunteers from Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) churches are assessing needs in flood-ravaged Iowa at the request of the North American Mission Board, convention DR Director Jim Richardson said.

“We will be serving in southeast Iowa in the Wapello area,” Richardson said. “We will be serving several small towns of 700-800 people. The SBTC has assessment teams that arrived [June 17-18], with cleanup and recovery volunteers responding when the water begins to recede. Chaplains will respond with the assessment and cleanup and recovery teams as needed.Feeding, chaplains,and communications are still on standby and will respond as the situation dictates.”

The North American Mission Board has also dispatched Southern Baptists to Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, which suffered flooding the weekend before the SBC annual meeting.

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