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Hundreds of thousands still without power; SBC of Virginia DR aided by NAMB, GFTW, Dominion Power

July 1, 2012 | Lynchburg, Virginia – Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power after Friday’s storm wreaked havoc across Virginia. Families do not have food, air conditioning and other resources they need to make it through the hot temperatures.

The SBC of Virginia is on location in the disaster areas to assist impacted families. 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 taking overnight people with enough room for approximately 200 people.

We are grateful to have additional partners that are helping to provide much needed supplies within the next couple of days to meet all of the requests. The North American Mission Board out of Georgia is partnering with the SBC of Virginia by supplying 120,000 bottles of water. Gleaning For The World in Concord is shipping 120,000 bottles of water. Dominion Power in Virginia is providing two tractor-­trailer loads of bags of ice. In addition, the SBC of Virginia chainsaw and recovery crews have been assessing the damages and will be cleaning debris in neighborhoods as needed.


The media is invited to collect stories and footage of any of the SBC of Virginia disaster relief efforts. Please contact Ishmael LaBiosa for the details on locations and times.

Ishmael LaBiosa
Media Specialist