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

CBF partners with Australian Baptists, global relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts to Rohingya refugees
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CBF partners with Australian Baptists, global relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts to Rohingya refugees

February 8, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has formed partnerships to assist the Rohingya people in the South Asian country of Bangladesh in response to the region’s humanitarian crisis, a situation described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” In late August 2017, violence broke out in the northern Rakhine … Continue reading

CBF and Tennessee CBF request donations to aid victims of Gatlinburg fires
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CBF and Tennessee CBF request donations to aid victims of Gatlinburg fires

November 30, 2016 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is partnering with Tennessee CBF and requesting donations to support relief efforts responding to the series of wildfires that continue to devastate Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Wildfires in the Smoky Mountains began Nov. 28 and have killed at least three people, … Continue reading

CBF joins global Baptists, plans response for Hurricane Matthew
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CBF joins global Baptists, plans response for Hurricane Matthew

October 6, 2016 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is planning its response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas and is requesting donations to support the disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean as CBF Disaster Response also monitors the storm’s path along the East Coast. Hurricane Matthew struck the … Continue reading