Following Hurricane Delta, CBF Disaster Response is doubling down on efforts in Lake Charles
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

Following Hurricane Delta, CBF Disaster Response is doubling down on efforts in Lake Charles

By Rick Burnette Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall along the southwest Louisiana coast on August 27, 2020, impacting numerous communities, including Lake Charles, La. High winds devastated the city and surrounding areas. Almost six weeks later, on October 9, Hurricane Delta struck the same region as a Category 2 storm, undoing recent … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response Preparing for Hurricane Sally Recovery Efforts in the Florida Panhandle
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response Preparing for Hurricane Sally Recovery Efforts in the Florida Panhandle

By Rick Burnette Dumping more than two feet of rain over much of the western Florida Panhandle on September 16, Hurricane Sally, a Category 2 storm, left extensive damage across Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties. A CBF Disaster Response survey of storm impacts is currently focused on communities along Garcon Point in Santa Rosa … Continue reading

CBF invites volunteer teams for Lake Charles recovery work in partnership with National Baptists
Disaster Response

CBF invites volunteer teams for Lake Charles recovery work in partnership with National Baptists

September 16, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is inviting volunteer teams to Lake Charles, La., to begin long-term recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. CBF Disaster Response and state/regional leaders gathered in Lake Charles on September 4 to assess the damage resulting from Hurricane Laura and made … Continue reading

CBF and National Baptist leaders meet, plan for long-term recovery in Lake Charles
Disaster Response / Newsroom / Racial Reconciliation

CBF and National Baptist leaders meet, plan for long-term recovery in Lake Charles

September 4, 2020By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Disaster Response and state/regional leaders gathered in Lake Charles, La., to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Laura and plan for long-term recovery efforts in collaboration with the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) and its President, Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr. Tolbert hosted Cooperative Baptist … Continue reading

As Hurricane Laura comes ashore, CBF leaders encourage prayer and support for relief efforts
Disaster Response

As Hurricane Laura comes ashore, CBF leaders encourage prayer and support for relief efforts

August 27, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF leaders are encouraging Cooperative Baptists to pray for the victims of Hurricane Laura and those in its devastating path and to give generously to support future relief and long-term recovery work. Donations may be made online here.  Pray: CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley called the … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response ready to engage, requests support for hurricane season
Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response ready to engage, requests support for hurricane season

***UPDATE***   On Wednesday evening, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley issued the following call to prayer via social media: “Tonight, I ask you to join me in praying for all those who are in the path of Hurricane Laura. As I write, the storm is approaching category five strength and communities across Louisiana and extending into … Continue reading

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
Disaster Response / Field Personnel / Newsroom

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm

By Marv Knox A perfect storm of calamity—the immigration crisis, COVID-19 and a hurricane—has buffeted Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministry in Matamoros, Mexico. The needs are dire; the response is sacrificial. Since 2018, Fellowship Southwest has supported feeding projects on the Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, as well as in the sprawling … Continue reading

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks
Disaster Response / Feature / General CBF

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks

By Jennifer Colosimo Just over a year ago, First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga.,  took members on a mission trip to the Florida panhandle to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael. The devastation was immense, and people were left without homes, food, water or much hope. For FBC Dalton, witnessing that immense tragedy … Continue reading