In Charlotte County, Virginia, an unexpected ice storm hit families hard, knocking out their power for over a week. Hundreds of families were at a loss for warmth, both in homes and meals. But praise God, volunteers from SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief teams were able to go provide help.
Setting up a feeding truck, the Disaster Relief team was able to provide 2100 hot meals a day to families all over the county. They also sent out two different chainsaw teams to clean fallen tree limbs and branches around town. Their team also provided for on-the-spot clean-up requests.
Through Disaster Relief, the SBCV was able to deliver a generator to one of the county’s elder residents, Frances Brown. Other residents of Charlotte County said they were shocked to be in such need as they were and felt the relief of the SBCV DR Team being there to help. Another resident of Charlotte County, Douglass Randolph said, “It did my heart good to see the way the people pulled together.”
Shawn Ames, director of Disaster Relief, talks about his experience in Charlotte County saying, “It’s just great to be a part of a group of people that love others, that love God, and want to get the Gospel to people in practical ways.”
Thanks to your prayers and gifts through the Vision Virginia missions offering, the Disaster Relief team can respond to neighbors in need like those in Charlotte County, spreading and showing the Gospel.