Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief finished an active year of disaster response in 2018. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are often the first to arrive on the scene in times of disaster and the last to leave.
This past year saw Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers respond to flooding in Kentucky, wildfires in Colorado, tornadoes in Connecticut, and record flooding in Pennsylvania. Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief played a significant role in disaster response in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. In addition, teams brought clean water to the Central African Republic and Mozambique.
This active year had disaster relief teams serving 40 weeks in response and saw the following ministry:
Volunteer Days: 5468 Days
Ministry contacts: 5468
Chaplain contacts: 3271
Gospel Presentations: 216
Decisions for Christ: 136
Meals Served: 156,388
Damage Assessments: 678
Flood Clean-up Jobs Completed: 407
Chainsaw Jobs Completed: 411
Heavy Equipment Hours of Operation: 692
Temporary Roofing Jobs Completed (Tarping): 113
Showers Provided: 6110
Laundry Loads Provided: 894
Bibles Distributed: 1346
Bottles of Water Distributed: 66,874
Wells Established or Repaired in Mozambique and Central African Republic: 9
“Thank You” Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers for your compassionate and faithful ministry to those devastated by disasters in 2018!
“Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)