Tornado ravages mobile home community in Mississippi Delta. Learn how you can help.
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Tornado ravages mobile home community in Mississippi Delta. Learn how you can help.

By Aaron Weaver CBF Disaster Response requests financial gifts to support emergency assistance efforts to a small community in Anguilla, Mississippi. A tornado shattered the Mason Trailer Park community in Anguilla on Wednesday, injuring three people and destroying homes. CBF Mississippi Coordinator Jason Coker visited the community and spoke with residents. Coker is also president … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response invites day volunteers to aid Cultivate Abundance ministry in Florida
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CBF Disaster Response invites day volunteers to aid Cultivate Abundance ministry in Florida

October 3, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cultivate Abundance, a migrant farmworker ministry of CBF field personnel Rick Burnette based in Immokalee, Fla., experienced severe loss of gardens used to feed immigrant and migrant workers through Mission Peniel, as a result of Hurricane Ian. Volunteers are urgently needed to clean-up and restore the … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response requests financial support for Hurricane Ian recovery
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CBF Disaster Response requests financial support for Hurricane Ian recovery

CBF Disaster Response Manager Daynette Snead has been in communication with Tammy Snyder, Executive Coordinator of CBF of Florida and the Caribbean Islands. While the initial assessment from partner congregations indicates no damage to church buildings, damages continue to be assessed for homes as well as CBF ministries, including Cultivate Abundance—the ministry of CBF field … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response encourages giving to Hurricane Fiona relief
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CBF Disaster Response encourages giving to Hurricane Fiona relief

By Daynette Snead Perez, CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager Hurricane Fiona is ongoing and continues to devastate Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with torrential rains, flooding, power outages, and high-velocity winds. CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley urged Cooperative Baptists to “join in prayer for all those in the wake of Hurricane Fiona, particularly our … Continue reading

In wake of Hurricane Ida, CBF church supports long-term recovery efforts in Houma, La.
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In wake of Hurricane Ida, CBF church supports long-term recovery efforts in Houma, La.

By Caleb Mynatt After Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana in August 2021, there has understandably been a scramble to pick up the pieces. The storm prompted a nationwide disaster response, one to which the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to contribute as long-term recovery efforts persist.  Andy Hale, senior pastor at University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, … Continue reading

CBF Partnering for Resilience in Immokalee, Florida
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CBF Partnering for Resilience in Immokalee, Florida

By Rick Burnette On September 10, 2017, Category 2 Hurricane Irma inflicted considerable damage on Immokalee, Florida, an unincorporated farm town in southwest Florida where most of American’s wintertime tomatoes are grown. With a local poverty rate of almost 40 percent, farmworker residents labor long hours in the fields just to make minimum wage. Pay … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Ida relief efforts
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CBF Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Below is an update from CBF Disaster Response Director Daynette Snead on the Fellowship’s relief efforts following Hurricane Ida. CBF Partners: Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana Coast packing 150 mph winds and leaving behind flooded neighborhoods and uprooting the lives of many. Right now, local emergency agencies are accessing damages and engaging in search … Continue reading

CBF requests support and plans local response effort following Haiti earthquake
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CBF requests support and plans local response effort following Haiti earthquake

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is requesting gifts for a response effort following 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 1,200 people on Saturday, August 14. A tropical storm system is now threatening the country with flash flooding and mudslides. CBF field personnel Jenny Jenkins reported that she was … Continue reading

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains
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Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains

By Jenny Jenkins Answering the call to build a clinic in a remote community in the mountains of Haiti has a set of unique challenges.  As we prayed about and started this project, it came about only because of a community that was willing to put the sweat equity into this project, to see a … Continue reading