UPDATE on Texas/Louisiana Flooding
While Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief volunteers trained at the annual retreat preparing for future disasters, torrential rains swept through Texas and Louisiana causing historic flooding (since 1884) along the Texas/Louisiana border. We are monitoring the situation as the waters begin to recede, but here is what we know at this time:
In partnership with Salvation Army, we will be preparing meals at the Orange County Emergency Operations Center for operation personnel, Texas Task Force and survivors in the shelter.
We have a mud-out team working in Kilgore, TX.
At the request of Louisiana Disaster Relief, we have a shower trailer heading to Starks, LA to assist with those evacuated from Merryville. We will also begin feeding in Monroe, LA by the middle of the week.
We expect to call out more teams as we continue to assess the situation, get requests from government officials and receive calls from local churches. Contact your Blue Cap and let them know you are available and then watch the TBM website for updates and your email for call out requests.
Church groups, please allow us to get the operation up and running in the numerous areas so we can best advise you on how you can help. We will announce on the website when we are able to safely and efficiently utilize church volunteers.