On Sunday, March 3, 2019, an EF–4 tornado with winds up to 170 miles an hour slammed into Southeast Alabama and moved on into parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. The storm damage in the hardest hit areas has been described as “catastrophic” and it resulted in at least 23 deaths and dozens of people with injuries, who were sent to hospitals throughout the storm hit region.
On March 14, 2019, a “bomb cyclone” hit a large portion of Nebraska and the United States Central Plains. As a result of this storm, the region experienced historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers, causing two deaths and the loss of livestock, homes, roads, retail buildings, highways, and bridges. Flooding is expected to be an ongoing problem due to the frozen ground that prohibits the water from soaking into the soil.
As in the past, any disaster relief funding that we receive will be sent directly to independent Baptist churches who would be involved in providing immediate help and assistance for people in need in the storm hit areas. As the cleanup and rebuilding process takes place, funds are then used to repair and rebuild Baptist church buildings and ministry facilities. We also use funds to assist storm hit churches rebuild their congregations through various outreach efforts after facilities are repaired. Please contribute online or send your contribution to the following:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Disaster Relief Fund #1238
PO Box 9
Harrison, TN 37341