The Texas Baptist Men are gearing up this time to help the residents of Little Rock, Arkansas, recover from the recent devastation caused by the deadly tornado that ripped through the area.
With a keen eye on the weather forecast, Director of Disaster Relief, David Wells, had volunteers on standby, ready to embark on the journey from Dallas to Little Rock, as soon as it was safe to do so.
The first wave of volunteers left on Saturday morning, well-equipped with a command center and a powerful generator, to assess the damage caused by the tornado. This reconnaissance mission will serve as a precursor to more extensive recovery efforts in the coming days, as more volunteers arrive, armed with power tools and a mobile kitchen, to provide comfort and support to the affected families and businesses.
Little Rock’s Mayor has reported that over 2,000 homes and commercial establishments are damaged or destroyed, leaving residents in dire need of assistance. The TBM team is all set to help rebuild the confidence of the affected families and businesses, providing them with hope and comfort, and assuring them that they are not alone in this difficult time.
The TBM team’s mission is not a new one, having recently returned from helping the residents of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, recover from a similar disaster. Despite this, Director Wells acknowledges that the sight of the devastation is still fresh and emotionally charged for the volunteers, as they work tirelessly to help the victims of the tornado.
As the volunteers begin their work, their hearts and minds are focused on providing support and comfort to the victims, clearing streets, and removing debris. They are driven by the desire to help those who have lost hope and give them the strength and confidence to begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.
In the face of such overwhelming destruction, the TBM team remains steadfast, ready to assist the affected families and businesses in Little Rock, offering a ray of hope and a beacon of light in their darkest hour.