Disaster Relief Update
KNCSB disaster relief recently shifted its attention to Minot, N.D. Ministry is also underway to tornado victims in Reading, Kan., and Joplin, Mo.
In late June, the disaster-relief shower units from Northeast Association in Nebraska and Heart of Kansas Association were deployed to Minot, N.D., along with the Eastern Nebraska Baptist Association laundry unit.
The main KNCSB disaster-relief feeding unit was deployed to Minot in mid-July.
The Souris River that runs through Minot had begun to recede, and the KNCSB field kitchen was needed to support the efforts of victims and volunteers as they reclaimed what they could from more than 11,000 flooded homes.
Meanwhile, ministry also is underway in Reading, Kan., and Joplin, Mo., where tornados hit during the weekend of May 21.
Reading, Kansas, Tornado
On June 15, representatives from approximately 15 non-profit organizations and government entities met to form the Long-Term Recovery Committee to assist Reading residents following the May 21 tornado.
The committee is being facilitated by Steve Burnett, assistant disaster response coordinator of the Kansas East Conference of United Methodist Church.
For information on how to get involved in Reading, contact
Tornado Recovery in Joplin, Missouri
Slater is a teacher and will be going back to school in mid-August. She will be serving as the Spring River disaster-recovery coordinator part-time.
So after Aug. 15, you are encouraged to e-mail Slater or call the Spring River Association office at (417) 782-3770. Visit the association Web site at http://springriverbaptist.com/
For teams needing housing and logistics support to serve in Joplin, contact Weir Baptist Camp in Southeast Kansas. Call Delbert Callaway, the camp manager, at (620) 870-8834.
“Your Kansas-Nebraska Disaster Relief ministry is financed totally by your financial gifts,” said Larry Thomas, KNCSB director of disaster relief. Make checks out to KNCSB, designate them for “Disaster Relief,” and mail them to KNCSB Disaster Relief, 5410 SW 7th St, Topeka, KS 66606.