Tennessee Baptists answer the call after flooding leaves trail of destruction throughout Humphreys County
By David Dawson
WAVERLY — Walking through certain parts of the flood-ravaged city of Waverly feels almost like navigating through a war zone. Houses, cars, fences and furniture are mangled and mashed. Random pieces of brick and wood are strewn along the streets and sidewalks.
But in the heart of the choas stands First Baptist Church, Waverly, where help and hope are being distributed.
The church campus features a perpetual buzz of activity in every direction, with people (of all ages) rushing about, moving from room to room on the lower level of the main building. Boxes and crates are being transferred from Point A to Point B. There is a constant flow of cars, coming and going, from the parking lot. Food, clothes and other items are being collected — and given away — simultaneously.
The scene is intense and energetic. And yet, it is also organized and effective, with smiling faces penetrating the heavy emotions that hang in the atmosphere.
Welcome to “Ground Zero” — the cornerstone of the recovery efforts for the Waverly community after floodwaters tore through parts of Humphreys County, Dickson County and surrounding areas. [Read more…]