Texas Baptist Men Provide Tornado Relief

Source: Baptist Standard

Across Texas, the Texas Baptist Men (TBM) are responding to meet the needs of individuals across the state devastated by last month’s tornadoes and fires.

Both chainsaw and shower/laundry teams responded to a tornado that struck the Taylor, Jacksboro and Gilmer communities of the area on March 21. Pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksboro, Rev. Jack Maddox home was destroyed in the flood.

“We’re good,” he said. “The sun is out. We are recognizing what has taken place and what we need to do to recover. We had no loss of life, which is miraculous.”

In addition to coordinating tree removal, TBM provided an RV for Maddox and his family.

“We never stopped to wonder if Texas Baptist Men would be here,” Maddox said. “We knew Southern Baptist disaster relief would be here. We’re grateful.”

The Jacksboro resulted in the loss of more than 20 homes that consumed more than 54,000 acres.

One of the TBM fire recovery workers, Roger Weeks said, “It’s a complete disaster. It’s the saddest day of most people’s lives. They’ve lost everything.”

In addition to the fire recovery team, a TBM laundry team is washing and drying the laundry of area volunteers and firefighters.

TBM Executive Director/CEO Mickey Lenamon said “When needs arise, God calls his people to step up and meet them…Please pray for our neighbors who have been impacted by these disasters, as well as those who are responding. The damage is widespread. People are hurting. In the middle of it all, TBM volunteers are delivering help, hope and healing.”Learn more about how you can support TBM tornado disaster please visit TBMTX.org/.

Source: Baptist Standard