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 Hurricane Ida

(Updated 9/2/21 at 1:00 PM)

A category-4 hurricane hit the coast of Louisiana, causing up to $80 billion dollars in damage to homes, businesses, schools, and more. The remnants of this storm continued to the Northeast, causing historic flooding in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Over 20 lives were taken as a result of this disaster and millions are still without power. Our church is praying for the affected communities, and we are keeping in touch with our local ministry partners.

Our Disaster Response team is making plans to go on-site in the coming days. If you would like to volunteer, 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 Earthquake in Haiti

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

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Haiti. At least 227 people died and hundreds of people are still missing. We are praying for this nation as they are in a month-long state of emergency. Our Disaster Response team is in touch with missionaries in Haiti, and we will be looking for opportunity to bring help and support.

Mike Coupe, a mission’s partner of Brentwood Baptist, received $10,000 from our Disaster Response efforts. As a result, Mike flew 50 mission flights to transport 10,000 pounds of food, countless medical supplies, and more than 100 people from the impacted areas. He also was in contact with the pastor of a deaf school and supplied 45 deaf students and 17 full-time staff members with the necessities to stay alive.

Send Relief, one of our SBC partners, has communicated that it currently isn’t safe for our church to send teams to Haiti at this time. They are trusted experts in gospel-centered international disaster response and are currently on the ground. We will continue to partner in their work, knowing they are meeting needs in direct and real ways.

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

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Our Response to Afghan Refugee Crisis

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

Thousands of people are preparing for their next realities and the possibility of being resettled. Send Relief, one of our SBC partners, is offering a free the Care for Refugees Workshop on September 10. This training is happening live in Atlanta, GA, but they are live-streaming the training for all to experience.

For those that know they want to serve the refugee community or if you just want more information, partnering with Send Relief is a great way to learn how to handle some next steps in healthy ways.

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

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What Our Team is Doing

Recently, our Disaster Response Team hosted a weeklong Sphere Disaster Response training event. Sphere is recognized by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and governments around the world as the international standard for relief training. One of the people trained in Sphere at our church is flying relief supplies to Haiti.

Our church understands that telling people about the love of Christ is the reason for doing disaster response. Every family we help gets to experience and hear about Jesus. All volunteers know that gospel conversations are our primary task, and they stop what they are doing to spend time with people they encounter while we are working.

 

Year-to-Date Disaster Response

  • Nashville Tornado Damage Repair from 2020
    • Roofing, painting, replacing gutters, and tree removal
    • 5 days of work
    • 17 volunteers
  • Winter Storm Uri (Katy, TX)
    • 10,750 feet of plumbing pipe (over 2 miles of pipe)
    • 5,000 pipe fittings
    • 1,300 bottles of water
    • Floor blowers, shop vacs, generators and fuel, and miscellaneous supplies
  • Equipment Training
    • 3 events
    • 7 volunteers
  • Over $202,264 of free services provided to community
  • Wheelchair Ramp built for stroke victim
  • Flood Recovery
    • 13 homes treated (mud outs)
  • 92 families helped
  • Over 1,933 man hours of work
  • 78 gospel conversations