Hurricane Michael Recovery
Panama City, FL
Dear SBDR Volunteers and Church Members
All Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Directors have received an Emergency Call Out from SBDR for ALL STATES to deploy to Florida as soon as possible! Hurricane Michael caused a major disaster and teams that have been working in NC/SC from Hurricane Florence are worn out. “ALL HANDS” are needed to help with the clean-up, chainsaw and feeding in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael!
We need volunteers from Colorado and Wyoming along with our SBDR Region 1 partner states and churches (even if volunteers are not trained and credentialed). They will receive hands on training while traveling and on site. It is imperative that we respond with all the help we can send to Florida!
The Three Main areas of work will be:
FEEDING: The feeding needs in Florida are massive!
MAJOR CLEAN-UP in the hard hit areas.
CHAIN SAW – over 1 million trees are down (and they are not all small)
We need to act now! This is a Major Emergency.
Volunteers are needed immediately!
Deployment Dates that CBDR presently has set up to meet the needs in Florida for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts:
Depart CO: Friday, Nov 2nd
Arrive in Panama City, FL: Nov 4th
Begin Work: Monday, Nov 5th
Depart for home: Nov 11th
We will be assigned a location just prior to our deployment. I will keep you informed. For now, I do know that it will be in the Panama City area.
When you inform me of your availability to deploy, you will be kept updated on the final details. (There will be funding available to assist with travel cost for fuel. Our CBDR 12 passenger van will be deployed and we will most likely need some other vehicles.)
The work will consist of:
- Debris Clean up
Note: Others may be added as we get closer.
All volunteers must provide proof of current health insurance coverage. To complete all your updated paper work see below.
For more details and to sign up, please contact Dennis at email@example.com or text to 720-438-9312.
Thank you for your partnership and support in Bringing Help, Hope and Healing.
CBDR State Director