TBM Disaster Relief responds to needs after Hurricane Hanna

by John Hall on August 5, 2020 in News

TBM Disaster Relief teams are meeting needs across the lower Rio Grande Valley in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna.

Hurricane Hanna made landfall along the Texas coast as a Category 1 storm and poured rain across the lower Rio Grande Valley, knocking power out for thousands, knocking over trees and flooding homes. 

A TBM chainsaw team, feeding team, shower/laundry unit, mud out teams, chaplains and an IMT team are serving in the region. Based at First Baptist Church in Weslaco, TBM volunteers are delivering help, hope and healing from Brownsville to Weslaco. 

“We have amazing volunteers who will respond even in the midst of a pandemic,” said Dwain Carter, director of TBM Disaster Relief. “They saw people in need and stepped up to help. This is their calling. They are sharing the love of Christ.”

TBM retooled its protocols and procedures in order to safely serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers are wearing face masks, practicing social distancing where possible and having their temperature checked daily. 

The teams’ work is having an impact today and into eternity, Carter said. 

“We’re removing fallen limbs,” he said. “We’re cleaning out homes and eliminating mold. Yesterday alone, four people professed Christ as their Savior for the first time. People are finding healing through a relationship with Christ.”

Carter thanked First Baptist Church for hosting the volunteers.

“First Baptist Church in Weslaco is always stellar to host us every time we’re here,” Carter said. “They are a pillar of this community. They seek to meet needs and share the gospel every chance they get. We’re honored to partner with them.”

TBM Disaster Relief can respond to needs because of gifts from people like you. 100 percent of gifts to TBM Disaster Relief support disaster relief ministries. To give online, visi thttps://www.tbmtx.org/donate.

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