On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian hit the southwest corner of Florida. This storm event was a major Category 4 Hurricane with 150 mph winds. The storm then made its way slowly across the peninsula, causing widespread wind and flood damage. By Friday, September 30, nearly two million households remained without power. Thousands of homes have been destroyed by strong winds and floodwaters.
As we receive contributions, we will network with independent Baptist churches in the storm-hit areas of Florida who are providing basic items to storm victims. We will also assist pastors who have been forced out of their homes due to storm damage. As the cleanup and rebuilding process takes place, donated contributions will be used to repair and rebuild independent Baptist church buildings and ministry facilities. Though most churches have insurance coverage, many times there are large deductibles that must be met for facilities to be fully restored. Deductible amounts can run into thousands of dollars. Flood damage is not usually covered under a church insurance policy.
We also use donated funds to assist storm-hit independent Baptist churches as they rebuild their congregations through various outreach efforts after their facilities are repaired. You may contribute online or your contribution may be sent to the following:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Disaster Relief Fund #1238
P.O. Box 9
Harrison, TN 37341 Attention Storm Cleanup Volunteers
BIMI has partnered with Operation Renewed Hope, an independent Baptist ministry. If you or your church would like to volunteer to assist churches, congregations, and individuals that have been hit by Hurricane Ian, contact Operation Renewed Hope and they will put you on the schedule for relief work in the storm-hit areas. The contact person is Jan Milton and his contact number is 910-987-5072. For more information on Operation Renewed Hope Ministry go to: www.operationrenewedhope.org.
Robert & Jennifer Larson
Read more about the Larsons. He can be contacted through the BIMI office: (423) 344-5050.