UPDATE FROM THE FIELD
SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief volunteers have been faithfully serving in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help families impacted by the recent flood. Our 12-member team representing seven SBC of Virginia churches has one trailer on site. Led by volunteer Ron Earley from Poquoson Baptist Church, the team removed flooring, dry wall, and cabinets damaged by the flood waters from the home of Dr. Jeff Ginn (former SBCV executive director). This volunteer team will return to Virginia on September 4.
A team of 15 more volunteers, representing five SBC of Virginia churches, is the next team to leave Virginia for Louisiana. This will be led by volunteer Bob Williams of First Baptist Church, Norfolk.
SBC of Virginia provided 100 flood buckets collected by churches to the area. The collection of flood buckets with basic cleaning supplies and necessities are still welcomed at the locations listed below by September 4. Those who are interested are encouraged to donate online where 100% of the contributions go to SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief efforts. Please pray as the Spirit leads.
Photo Coverage of the Louisiana Flood
Photos captured by the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
Louisiana has been declared a major disaster area and has left a significant need for thousands of families.
Louisiana Flood Relief: JourneyFM Radio Interview
SBC of Virginia Churches Ready to Assist Louisiana Families
The historic flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has taken 13 lives and led to the rescue of 30,000 people from homes and vehicles. This declared major disaster area has left a significant need for thousands of families.
The SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief State Director, Mark Gauthier, is working alongside of the Louisiana Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Director and North American Mission Board (NAMB) Disaster Relief Executive Director to provide to relief to families impacted. This includes praying and collecting financial donations, as well as flood buckets.
Dr. Jeff Ginn, former Executive Director of the SBC of Virginia, is the lead pastor of Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The flood also impacted this ministry. We are communicating with Dr. Ginn directly on how SBC of Virginia churches can help in this critical time.
The collection of flood buckets with basic cleaning supplies and necessities can be dropped off at the locations listed below by September 4. Those who are interested are encouraged to donate online where 100% of the contributions go to SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief efforts.
Director of Communications & Media
SBC of Virginia
DROP-OFF SITES for FLOOD BUCKETS
The buckets can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
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