Rental Or Mortgage Assistance for Flood Affected Families is being offered through The REALTORS® Relief Foundation. Click here for information.
Flood Response Continues on Smaller Scale
Now that all command post/housing sites for out-of-state teams have closed down, our state's Disaster Relief teams are being called on to work a day at a time as they are able. Some of the greatest need for these one-day teams is in the Columbia area.
Plans are underway for utilizing Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) students during their Christmas break times to work at mud-outs and rebuild projects. That will be the "first wave" of the RebuildSC program, for which large-scale, long-term plans are being made. For more details on the BCM projects, click HERE.
By the Numbers
In the Southern Baptist response to the floods, reports are not yet complete, but to date there have been reported:
- 7,300 ministry/chaplaincy contacts
- 736 gospel presentations
- 92 professions of faith
- 45 other decisions
- 751 complete flood clean-up jobs
- 130 temporary roofing (tarp) jobs
- 17 chainsaw jobs
- 987 assessments
- 23 children cared for
- 1900 laundry loads washed
- 4800 showers provided
- 83,800 meals cooked
We give God the glory for all that He has accomplished through His servants, the DR volunteers who have served Christ in this crisis! Although this phase of the response is drawing to an end, plans are well under way for the next phase - Rebuild!
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Disaster Relief Units in South Carolina
The following are the types of Disaster Relief teams and equipment in our state (click on each for a brief description) :
- Children's Response
- C.O.P.E. (Christian Outreach to People Evacuated)
- Incident Command
- International (Baptist Global Response)
- Mass Feeding
- Water Purification
Disaster Relief Office
The Disaster Relief Office strives to train leaders, develop new teams, and lead in Christian discipleship and evangelism in the area of Disaster Relief as SC Baptists bring help, healing, and hope during local, state, national, and international disasters.
Randy Creamer, Director
Sue Harmon, Operations Manager