Texas Baptist Men


Responding To Texas Floods

Disaster Relief     1 year ago   by Rand Jenkins
ADD TEXAS TO THAT LIST.

TBM volunteers have been deployed to help those impacted by the recent and continued flooding in the Mable Falls, Kingsland, and Llano areas. 

“We have deployed some early responders but the majority of our disaster relief will start Tuesday in the flooded areas,” Dwain Carter, deputy disaster relief director said. “With the expected rain this weekend, flooding could get worse and there are about 300 homes that have been affected by high water already.”

Flood Recovery, Mud-Out, Shower/Laundry, Chaplains and Feeding Units from around the state have been activated to the Marble Falls, Kingsland and Llano areas. The units will set up their command center at First Baptist Church, Kingsland. As of the writing of this, Kingsland is without water service and Marble Falls is on a boil notice for their drinking water.

With the Kingsland Bridge out, Llano is essentially two different cities and made a 10-minute drive to school, the store, work a 50-minute drive. “Every-day activities have become harder making the additional work of cleaning out your home all the harder and more stressful,” Carter added. “TBM comes in with incredible volunteers to help improve the situation and exhibit Love.”

To say things are busy is an understatement. We are also currently providing disaster relief in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence and in Florida after Hurricane Michael. But, we are Texans and ensure our efforts here. “We are beginning to be stretched thin, but know that our work providing loving aid will continue.” To help in the current situations, donate financially to supplies and materials at TBMtx.org/donate.