Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Feeding Units Activated; Assessors and Chaplains to Begin Work Next Week
May 5, 2010
Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief (TBDR) State Feeding Unit will arrive at Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, to begin preparing meals in partnership with the American Red Cross. More than 10,000 meals will be distributed to different shelters from Franklin to Gallatin to victims of the torrential rainfall and flooding last weekend.
Hardeman County TBDR Feeding Unit has been deployed to Pocahontas, Tennessee, and has already begun preparing meals. Another West Tennessee group of TBDR volunteers, who is being recruited to set up their kitchen in Jackson, Tennessee, is expected to prepare more than 7,000 meals each day.
In addition, TBDR is recruiting chaplains and assessors to begin work in mud out and flood recovery next Monday. “This was a no respecter of persons, no respecter of homes type of flood. Assessments can begin once the water begins to recede,” states David Acres, TBDR State Director.
TBDR has 14 specially trained flood recovery units (commonly called mud-out units) in the state. These units have the trained volunteers and equipment to assist homeowners in cleaning and removing damaged walls, carpets and furnishings from houses flooded with contaminated water.
A special fund has been created to assist with Disaster Relief efforts in response to this past weekend’s events. Individuals may give online or by sending a check made payable to TBC, P.O. Box 728, Brentwood, TN 37024. Be sure to include the designation “TN Floods 2010” on your check. All funds so designated will be used for victim’s assistance as described in the TBDR Designated Gift policy.