SBC of Virginia DR is on alert in Virginia and leaders are working in Pennsylvania with national SBC DR efforts.
Pray and give to support Southern Baptist relief efforts. The media has stopped covering the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, but the need is great.
November 3, 2012 - DR Training at New Century Church, Roanoke.
Volunteers from Liberty Baptist Church in Appomattox help Madison Heights residents clean up after strong storm knocks down trees.
The shelter that Thomas Road Baptist Church opened after crippling straight-line winds tore across the region June 29 became a place of spiritual refuge for some 70 people on July 4.
Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, gives thanks and encouragement for the response of SBC of Virginia churches to the storm-related power outages in 2012.
In response to what is being called the worst non-hurricane related power outage in Virginia’s history, Baptists have teamed up to offer relief to the thousands of Lynchburg residents without electricity.
Through ministry partners, such as First Baptist Church in Roanoke and Grace Baptist Church in Christiansburg, cooling stations are in place to provide cold water, food and a cool environment. Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg is also serving as a church-run shelter.
Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency for Virginia due to the high winds that swept through the state, leaving many without a way to stay cool and hydrated.
When a series of tornados ripped through West Liberty, Ky. in early March, a trail of death and destruction was left in their wakes. The wreckage from the tornados created a need – a need that was answered by nearly 70 college students from across the country during spring break.
Video and links to news stories about the Liberty University and SBC of Virginia response to storms in the Northeast in 2011.
SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief is responding to many needs as a result of Hurricane Irene.