Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Baptist disaster relief volunteers are out in full force this week to assist as needed during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Nine members from Knox County Baptist Association set up a feeding unit at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church, Hermitage, to provide meals for DR volunteers working in child care at the Music City Center in Nashville.
The team began with dinner on Sunday, June 13, for the child care workers. The team expects to serve 170 meals for breakfast and dinner each day, said Carol Webb, team leader and member of First Baptist Church, Concord, in Knoxville. They also will provide lunch for workers who will be providing child care later in the evening, she said.
Webb, who has served in disaster relief for more than 20 years, is assisted by volunteers who have worked with her on numerous callouts over the years. “We have a good team and we work well together,” she said.
Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, noted volunteers also are operating two laundry/shower trailers from Woodland Baptist Church, Brownsville, and Holston Baptist Association, Johnson City, while approximately 20 others are actively involved in providing child care.
“I am grateful for the teams from different states, including Tennessee, who have come to serve the children of those attending the SBC annual meeting,” he said.
Jones also expressed thanks to support teams who are providing food, showers and laundry. “All are putting their skills together to serve those who serve the Lord and provide a safe place for their children,” he said. B&R