By Lonnie Wilkey
MOUNT JULIET — Add a couple of major tornadoes in March, sprinkled in with a large dose of unexpected COVID-19, and the end result is a lot of busy Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers.
At the end of July, Tennessee Baptist DR had already contributed 9,045 volunteer days. By contrast, DR volunteers had 5,915 days during ALL of 2019.
Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention, noted that actually most of the volunteer hours were put in between March 3 and mid-June.
“And, they are almost double any other total year (since 2015),” he said. [Read more…]