CBF, CBF Florida make plans for long-term recovery after Michael
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CBF, CBF Florida make plans for long-term recovery after Michael

October 24, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues its response in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and is working to select disaster response engagement sites for long-term recovery in the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm—the strongest on record for that … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms
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CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms

October 17, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is continuing its long-term disaster response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. In a recent update, CBF Disaster Response Director Rick Burnette notes that CBF Florida leaders Rachel Shapard and Kenny Phillips, a church starter and disaster response volunteer, … Continue reading

CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence
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CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence

October 12, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which brought devastation to Florida’s Panhandle and other areas stretching across the southeast, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response personnel are working to assess damage and prepare for recovery efforts. CBF Disaster Response is making preparations in partnership with CBF state/regional organizations … Continue reading

Follow the Relationships: A People-focused Approach to Disaster Response
Disaster Response

Follow the Relationships: A People-focused Approach to Disaster Response

By Rick Burnette We spent days—weeks, actually—watching Florence slowly transform from a tropical wave off the coast of West Africa to a Category Four hurricane out in in the Atlantic before grinding its way into southeastern North Carolina as a Category One storm. From there, the tropical system meandered at an agonizingly slow rate across … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response begins assessing damage, planning response to Hurricane Florence
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CBF Disaster Response begins assessing damage, planning response to Hurricane Florence

UPDATE 9/16/18 The following is a message from Rick Burnette, director of U.S. Disaster Response for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  CBF Disaster Response continues to monitor the ongoing effects of Tropical Depression Florence in the Carolinas as well as Virginia. In consultation with CBF of North Carolina and local congregations, Alan Williams, CBF’s Disaster Response Specialist, … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response monitors Hurricane Florence forecast track
Disaster Response / Hurricane Florence

CBF Disaster Response monitors Hurricane Florence forecast track

The following is a message from Rick Burnette, director of U.S. Disaster Response for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  CBF Disaster Response is monitoring updates on the forecast track of Hurricane Florence with effects expected to extend from the coastal Carolinas and further inland including portions of the Mid-Atlantic states.  The storm’s expected impact includes strong … Continue reading