The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) dispatched over 115 relief volunteers yesterday in Vilonia, Mayflower, and West Little Rock. Among the volunteers, many were eager to help in anyway possible.
Tuesday, the Vilonia feeding unit served 1500 lunch and dinner meals for volunteers and victims of the tornado. Also in Vilonia, a mobile shower unit is available for all displaced residents and volunteers in the area.
Arkansas Baptist State Convention is the local chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is the third largest relief organization in the United States. Southern Baptists have 82,000 trained volunteers that include chaplains, and 1,550 mobile units for feeding, chainsaws, mud-out, command, communication, child care, shower, laundry, water purification, repair/rebuild, and power generation.
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The ABSC has begun an initiative of assembling and delivering “Buckets of Love.” These buckets are donated by the public and include two “D” cell flashlights with batteries, four hand/shop towels, three pair of cotton work gloves, three pair of rubber gloves (dish washer type), two rolls of toilet paper sealed in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag, one tube of sunscreen, on small bottle of hand sanitizer, one box of towelettes/wet wipes. All of the items are put in a new 5-gallon bucket with lid.
Donations may be submitted by Friday to Central Baptist Church in Conway.
“AR Baptists are continuing to care for those who have been affected by the storms and we will be here until the work is done” said Matt Ramsey, director of communications at ABSC.
For more information visit absc.org.