By David Dawson
FRANKLIN — While numerous Tennessee Baptist disaster relief volunteers are continuing to assist the flood recovery efforts in their home state, other DR teams are being dispatched to Louisiana to serve those impacted by Hurricane Ida.
In both places, people are hurting. And in both places, Tennessee Baptist DR teams are meeting needs — physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Over the past few weeks, a large number of DR volunteers have played pivotal roles in Humphreys County, where severe flooding left a trail of destruction on the morning of Aug. 21. The towns of Waverly and McEwen were among the hardest hit by the storm, and parts of Johnson County also experienced extensive damage. The flooding resulted in at least 20 deaths according to published reports. [Read more…]