Storm slams Omaha; Southern Baptists quickly respond

Eastern Nebraska Southern Baptists quickly came to the aid of people hit by the thunderstorm on Friday, June 27.

Cleanup is expected to take weeks following the storm that had wind gusts topping 100 miles per hour.

The “yellow shirts” are making news as they cut up trees downed by the storm. Read the story on the WOWT Channel 6 Web site
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As of early July, Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists were responding in a limited manner to the flooding in central Iowa and the Mississippi River region.

Two KNCSB disaster relief leaders are serving as “white hats,” or team leaders, in two different areas of Iowa. Larry Thomas, head of KNCSB disaster relief, is serving in Wapello. Bill Riley of Derby, Kan., is working in Des Moines. A five-member KNCSB feeding team was scheduled to arrive in Wapello on Thursday, July 3.

For more information on how to respond to the flooding, contact John Lucas of the KNCSB disaster relief team.

Greensburg, Kan.
KNCSB will be sending rebuilding teams to tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan., through December 2008. The next team was scheduled to serve July 6-11. For more information, contact Elijah “Touch” Touchton at 620.230.9962 or Other Greensburg dates are:

  • Aug. 3-8
  • Sept. 14-19
  • Oct. 19-24
  • Nov. 9-14
  • Dec. 7-12

New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast nearly three years ago, is now a distant memory. However, vast needs still exist in that area.

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, KNCSB’s partner convention, is continuing to rebuild in New Orleans. Gentilly Baptist Church, on north Franklin Avenue, is the operations base.
Teams are now being booked for the fall and on a limited basis in 2009. Find more information