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

General CBF

Choosing to respond

This post comes from G. Reid Doster, LPC, LMFT. He serves as coordinator of CBF Louisiana, maintains a private practice in clinical pastoral counseling and serves as Coordinator of Behavioral Healthcare Services for EXCELth Primary Care Network, New Orleans.  Sometimes, a local Christian fellowship is the only place in town where people, no matter what … Continue reading

General CBF

‘I have a candle? Do you have match?’

The following post is from Reid Doster, Coordinator of CBF Louisiana. He also serves as Louisiana’s Disaster Response Coordinator and pastor of Bridgewater Community Church.      Rev. Enola Lee, of the Dowey-Gaston A.M.E. Church, Madisonville, knocked on the backdoor of the Bridgewater Church “Friendship House,” at the opposite end of her block.  Holding an unlit … Continue reading