Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response has begun to plan a response to the recent storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Tommy Deal, CBF’s U.S. Disaster Response Director, hosted a conference call May 28 with CBF leaders in Texas and Oklahoma to identify pressing specific needs in which CBF Disaster Response can come alongside Fellowship churches in Texas and Oklahoma to assist in meeting.
These storms have caused massive damage and multiple deaths and continuation of the rain continues to be a serious cause of concern. Steve Graham, coordinator of CBF of Oklahoma, reported that after the recent tornadoes, this week’s flooding seems to be within the capabilities of the local communities and local congregations to handle.
CBF of Texas field coordinator Rick McClatchy noted that many areas of Texas have received significant flooding causing much damage, destruction and death. CBF Disaster Response is inviting the Cooperative Baptist family to pitch in and assist Fellowship churches in Texas in two specific areas. FBC San Marcos and FBC Del Rio are two churches which have begun some engagement in their area. Marc Levesque, volunteer disaster response coordinator for CBF of Texas, is travelling to San Marcos to explore opportunities to provide relief, and McClatchy is connecting with FBC Del Rio pastor Larry Floyd, who is leading his congregation to positively impact a community across the border in Acuna, Mexico, which lost many homes due to the tornadoes.
Both of these relief opportunities will require financial resources. Please give to CBF Disaster Response to make possible these relief efforts.
You may give to CBF Disaster Response online or by mailing a check addressed to CBF with “Disaster Response-17000″ in the memo line to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 101699
Atlanta, GA 30392