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Vermont Flood Response: DR Update

Vermont Flood Response: DR Update

Vermont Flood Response: DR Update

Recovery work by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is in full swing in the Barre and Rutland areas of Vermont, which were affected by catastrophic flooding in July. South Carolina is sending Mud-Out units, assessors, and chaplains to the Barre, VT site to help homeowners. Supporting those volunteers are SC shower/laundry teams. Feeding teams from SC and Kentucky are preparing meals for shelter residents, the community in general, and DR volunteers from many states.  

The flood response is a multi-state effort involving DR units and leaders from the Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland/Delaware, New England, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania/South Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia (SBCV), and West Virginia state conventions.

The DR response is a tremendous example of Kingdom partnership to advance the Gospel. For example, our shower/laundry volunteers are manning units brought in from New York and New England. Our feeding teams are cooking on a small mobile kitchen unit belonging to Pennsylvania. Everyone’s goal is to show God’s love and share the Gospel.

Results from the first two weeks of the response (all states, both sites):

  • 22 salvation decisions
  • 737 spiritual contacts
  • 1,323 volunteer days
  • 178 assessments
  • 77 showers or laundry loads provided for the public
  • Many more showers/laundry loads for volunteers
  • 41 Flood requests (mud-out, pressure wash, and or mold spray) completed
  • 13,506 meals prepared

You can support the DR efforts by praying for the residents that need help and hope, and for the volunteers as they serve. Your contributions are another way to support DR efforts. Thank you for being a part of this ministry to people in need in Vermont!


  • Sue Harmon

    Sue Harmon

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