By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
LA PLAINE, Dominica — After three months of sending volunteers to help reroof homes in the village of La Plaine in Dominica, “the rough edges” are in the process of being smoothed out, said Phillip Hardee, a member of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, who is coordinating volunteer teams for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
Each team that has been to Dominica thus far has provided “positive feedback,” Hardee said. They have pointed out things that need attention such as on-site organization and supplies, he noted. “We are addressing those issues.”
Tennessee Baptist volunteers have come away saddened by the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria and subpar living conditions faced by the majority of Dominicans. Six months after the hurricane, the majority of the island’s residents have no electricity unless they have gasoline-powered generators. [Read more…]