Etowah Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Diaster Relief Ministry is one of North Carolina Baptist Men's 13 ministries. All of these ministries receive funds from the NC Baptist Men's budget, through the State Missions Offering.
Under the supervision of a state lay coordinator, Baptist men are organized to meet hte needs of people during hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Providing meals, cleaning up destroyed areas, and repairing homes are but a few of the ways North Carolina Baptist Men respond to a disaster.
The mass feeding ministry began in 1977 when NC Baptist Men purchased a 5-foot used trailer. The trailer was moved to Camp Caraway and the job of stripping and rebuilding the unit began. Baptist churches from all over the state sent work teams to Camp Caraway to complete the trailer. In June 1982, NC Baptist Men purchased a Mack tractor to pull the unit. With the unit almost completed by August 1982, the unit was dedicated at the Baptist Men's Board Meeting at Camp Caraway.
We now have three units, two of which are equipped to prepare 10,000 meals a day. The other can prepare 25,000 meals a day. They are self-contained so when it moves into a disaster area all that is needed is parking space and water.
In addition, NCBM Disaster Relief has grown to include Recovery units, shower units, a Child Care unit, Landry units, Water Purification unit, and Generator units.
Teams are organized in each of the ten regions. Each team is made up of several members: a team captain, cook(s) inventory specialist, sanitation team and kitchen personnel. These teams repsond to disasters on a rotation basis.
Disaster Relief consists of the following ministries:
The mission and ministries of North Carolina Baptist Men are made possible by your gifts to the North Carolina Missions Offering. Because of your gifts your Disater Relief Ministry has provided over 2.4 million meals, 1, 027 loads of laundry, 4, 462 showers, 48 children cared for, and thousands of homes rebuilt.
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