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Disaster Relief - Hurricane Irene

Last update Sept 22, 2011

SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief is responding to many needs as a result of Hurricane Irene.

In the News

09/02/11 - Faith-Based Disaster Relief
08/31/11 - Disaster Relief comes of age
08/30/11 - Central Virginians help relief efforts in wake of Hurricane Irene
08/30/11 - Relief agencies deliver hot meals to families without power
08/30/11 - Va. Baptists mobilize for relief work


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SBCV DR update (8/27/11  9:00pm)

More than 100 DR volunteers are being activated to respond in the next couple of days.

Currently, SBCV has the following DR units activated:

  • Feeding Unit #1 & #2
  • 45 kw generator
  • Command Post

Recovery Units:

  • Kempsville Baptist
  • Enon Baptist
  • First Norfolk Baptist
  • Liberty Baptist Hampton
  • Smith Memorial Baptist
  • Tucker Swamp Baptist
  • Swift Creek Midlothian
  • Boones Mill Baptist
  • South Fork Baptist
  • Rosedale Baptist

The below churches are being used as feeding sites, recovery team housing sites, distribution sites or stop over sites for teams traveling from other states to the Northeast:

Feeding Locations:

  • Liberty BC, Hampton

Feeding and Recovery:

  • Kempsville BC, VA Beach
  • Great Neck BC, VA Beach

Recovery Only:

  • Bethel BC, Yorktown
  • Nansemond River BC, Suffolk
  • Bethel BC, Yorktown
  • Onley BC, Onley

Staging and Recovery:

  • Smith Memorial BC, Williamsburg

Staging Only:

  • Staples Mill BC, Glen Allen
  • Swift Creek BC, Midlothian

I – 81 Overnight Stays:

  • Rosedale BC, Abingdon
  • CommUNITY, Salem

Support Disaster Relief

Please pray for DR workers responding in Virginia and throughout the region.

Donate Now

The greatest need in responding to disasters is financial support. Far more effective than donating food and clothing, monetary donations allow us to respond to specific needs, making purchases in bulk and getting the best price while ensuring that needs are met.

You can also give by mail:

If you or your church would like to make a donation for this and other Disaster Relief responses, please send your donations to:

SBC of Virginia
4956 Dominion Boulevard
Glen Allen, VA 23060

And designate the offering to: Disaster Relief.

Should you choose to make a financial contribution to SBCV Disaster Relief, please keep in mind that this gift should not be in lieu of your tithe to your local church, but an addition to it.