CBF Arkansas Disaster Response is becoming a leader in inter-faith teamwork. Earlier this year Second Baptist, a CBF church in downtown Little Rock, invited an Episcopal church and Methodist Church to join them in preparing for local disaster response. Within a month the combined group of responders was among the first on the scene of a deadly storm in an adjacent county. Using CBF-provided equipment, the group touched many families desperate for assistance. More recently, a local Church of Christ has asked for “membership” in this band of brothers and sisters. They have met with CBF National Disaster Response Coordinator, Charles Ray, and indicated that they now wish to purchase and deploy equipment to be used by all downtown responders. In addition, they are considering the development of the new Community Service trailer that CBF designed last year. This unit is deployed in the community on a 24/7 basis for a number of tasks, assisting those with the greatest need and least resources.
Charles Ray, National Coordinator
CBF Disaster Response