TBM responds to Texas flooding in Llano and Marble Falls

by Texas Baptist Men on October 19, 2018 in News

DALLAS—Texas Baptist Men (TBM) volunteers are deploying to help those impacted by the recent and continued flooding in the Marble Falls and Llano areas.

“We have deployed some early responders but the majority of our disaster relief will start Tuesday in the flooded areas,” Dwain Carter, deputy disaster relief director said. “With the expected rain this weekend, flooding could get worse and there are about 300 homes that have been affected by high water already.”

Flood Recovery, Mud-Out, Shower/Laundry, Chaplains and Feeding Units from around the state have been activated to the Marble Falls, Kingsland and Llano areas. The units will set up their command center at First Baptist Church of Kingsland. On Thursday, October 18, Kingsland was without water service and Marble Falls was on a boil notice for their drinking water.

With the Kingsland Bridge out, Llano became two different cities and made a 10-minute drive to school, the store, work a 50-minute drive. “Every-day activities have become harder making the additional work of cleaning out your home all the harder and more stressful,” Carter added. “TBM comes in with incredible volunteers to help improve the situation and exhibit love.”

TBM volunteers are also currently providing disaster relief in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence and in Florida after Hurricane Michael. But, as Texans, the organization is working to ensure efforts at home as well. “We are beginning to be stretched thin, but know that our work providing loving aid will continue,” Carter concluded.

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