An Invitation to Carry the Burden of Hurricane-Affected Communities in Southwest Louisiana
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

An Invitation to Carry the Burden of Hurricane-Affected Communities in Southwest Louisiana

Not only is Southwest Louisiana continuing to reel from the impact of two hurricanes in September and October, recovery efforts have been hampered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite obstacles, the recovery partnership involving CBF and the National Baptist Churches of America is still on track with the ongoing involvement of LaConya Ceasar, a jointly … Continue reading

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.
Disaster Response / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.

By Caleb Mynatt As the winds stirred and the sky turned to black on August 27, 2020, the citizens of Lake Charles, La., were confronted with a reality that is all too familiar. Hurricanes hitting the Louisiana coast have become an almost annual occurrence these days, but not often does a Hurricane Laura, a Category … 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

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley

By Elket Rodríguez Hurricane Hanna left a trail of devastation as it tore through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley near the Gulf of Mexico July 25. Hanna dumped more than 15 inches of rain on the region, severely flooding rural areas and colonias. Hanna’s impetuous winds also wreaked havoc, overturning trailer homes and ripping roofs off … Continue reading

El Huracán Hanna añade miseria a los efectos del COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Espanol

El Huracán Hanna añade miseria a los efectos del COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande

Por Elket Rodríguez El huracán Hanna dejó una estela de devastación al pasar el pasado 25 de julio por el Valle del Río Grande de Texas. Hanna arrojó más de 15 pulgadas de lluvia en la región cercana al Golfo de México, inundando severamente las zonas rurales y las colonias. Los impetuosos vientos de Hanna … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic

By Rick Burnette We greeted 2020 with plans and actions. Not only was CBF Disaster Response moving forward with involvement in the Bahamas, efforts were continuing in hurricane devastated areas of Florida and North Carolina. Additionally, we were providing support for the earthquake recovery in Puerto Rico. Although we were preparing for the inevitable 2020 … Continue reading

CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence
Disaster Response / Newsroom

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

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