Our Response to Southeast Tornadoes

(Updated 12/14/21 at 2:00 PM)

Horrific storms passed through the Southeast on Saturday, December 11, leaving behind hundreds of miles of damage and devastating the surrounding communities. Kentucky endured the most damage with over 70 lives lost (adults and children).

Our Disaster Response team is still assessing the area in Kentucky. We hope to send volunteers in the coming days as we continue to give our time, effort, and resources to help our neighbors in need.

Tennessee also had significant damage. Our Disaster Response team has worked around the Nashville area to install tarps on homes and remove trees. In the coming days, we will remove over 50 trees that have fallen. Please be in prayer for the families who do not have home insurance.

If you wish to help with Disaster Response efforts, please contact Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church between Monday and Thursday at 270.345.2238, or send an email. You can also click here to purchase Christmas gifts for those impacted by the tornadoes. To join the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Response opportunities list, please contact Dawn Bishop.

If you would like to give towards our Disaster Response efforts, donations can be made below.

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Our Response to Middle Tennessee Floods

(Updated 9/1/21 at 10:00 AM)

Over 17 inches of rain fell in Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21, causing great flood damage in the city of Waverly and the surrounding communities. A total of 20 lives were taken (adults and children) as a result of this disaster.

Our Disaster Response team traveled to Waverly to support the community. We will take more volunteers on upcoming trips as we continue to give our time, effort, and resources to help our neighbors in need. If you would like to volunteer, contribute school supplies, or want to stay updated on our work in Waverly, please contact Dawn Bishop.

If you would like to give towards our disaster response efforts, donations can be made below.

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Our Response to the Ukraine crisis

We are in the process of reaching out to our partners (IMB, Send Relief) and contacts about the situation in Ukraine. Missions staff have already been on several calls and email exchanges with those that have direct contact. As a minimum, there will be a large refugee issue as people flee the area. IMB has already evacuated all their personnel to other locations and have plans to continue their work in Ukraine through their national networks.

Here is a great response from the IMB page (https://www.imb.org/2022/02/24/send-relief-responds-ukraine-crisis/):

 

Send Relief responds to the Ukraine crisis

Send Relief, the combined compassion ministry effort of the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board, is currently working with local Baptist partners in Ukraine to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis. This crisis has been created by the escalated tension mounting around the border between Ukraine and Russia and Russia’s invasion.

Send Relief partners are already on the ground providing emergency food relief, shelter, clothing and more to displaced families. As the situation worsens, Send Relief partners are ready to provide further food relief, meet shelter needs and offer transportation to assist those impacted by this escalating crisis.

Reports continue to indicate that as many as 5 million Ukrainians will be displaced in neighboring countries such as Poland and Romania, and a large number of internally displaced people are beginning to form in Western Ukraine. The greatest needs for these displaced families will include finding access to food, water, shelter, clothing, sanitation and hygiene.

Gifts to Send Relief’s Ukraine Crisis Fund are vital to these relief efforts. The best way for Southern Baptists to respond is through prayer and giving.

Send Relief encourages churches and individuals to pray for Ukraine by downloading the Ukraine Prayer Guide:

 

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