Disaster Relief Update—8/28/2017

August 28, 2017



Disaster Relief Update—8/28/2017

Today, we received notice that multiple laundry and shower units will be deploying Wednesday or Thursday.

They will likely assist survivors who have been displaced from their

homes and those staying in local shelters. We do expect more units to be called up in the coming days. 

Also, it appears a large feeding deployment will be needed for an extended period of time. Due to the large need for volunteers, we will be hosting three Emergency Feeding Training events at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention office in Little Rock (10 Remington Drive, Little Rock 72204). REGISTER HERE

  • Wednesday, August 30 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, September 6 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A regional training event covering all Disaster Relief disciplines will be held Saturday, September 9, at Central Baptist Church [3707 Harrisburg Rd., Jonesboro, AR 72404]. REGISTER HERE


  • Prayer for the survivors and first responders. Many are still in danger as flood waters continue to rise.
  • Prayer for local churches and ministers who may have lost everything. Pray that they can reach out to those around them even in this time of devesation. 


At this time, the best way that you can support the relief effort is by giving to responding agencies. Financial gifts directly serve those affected because they supply approved relief efforts as well as cover costs that support the volunteers. While a common response is to send water, clothing, food, and other necessities, these kind of donations often hamper relief efforts because roads are blocked and distribution is difficult. You can donate to Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief here.  

Thank you again for your support of Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief through your gifts to the annual Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering. Disaster donations given during a crisis are too late to prepare units for service, but our Disaster Relief teams are ready to deploy due to the on-going work of Dixie Jackson funds. With the 2017 offering approaching, please remember the vital role your Dixie Jackson offering plays in times like this.