CBF of Mississippi (CBF MS) Field Coordinator, Jason Coker, and Disaster Response Coordinator, Jim Kirkendall, are directly involved in partnering with CBF Global and CBF Louisiana (CBF LA) to assist those impacted by the severe flooding in south Louisiana.
The CBF Global efforts are led by Alan Williams, CBF U.S. Disaster Response Coordinator. CBF Global is requesting monetary donations specific to south Louisiana flooding by either giving online here, or you may mail a check payable to “CBF” with Acct. 17006 in the memo line to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 102972
Atlanta, GA 30368-2972.
The donations will be passed through to be managed by CBF LA and distributed to victims of the flooding by a CBF LA team led by Mike Massar, interim CBF Louisiana state coordinator. Mike and team are working in partnership with CBF churches in the south Louisiana region, including Broadmoor Baptist Church and University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. Very quickly needs have been evaluated and ways have been determined to provide aid.
Through efforts of Jason and Jim, CBF MS has already responded to one of the identified needs. CBF MS had a trailer at Northside Baptist Church receiving toiletries, diapers, and feminine products to take to Baton Rouge. These items were being collected between 9 am-2 pm everyday until the need was filled. The address for Northside is:
1475 E Northside Drive
Clinton, MS 39056.
Thanks to all those who responded so quickly, that immediate supplies need has already been met, and Jason was on the road yesterday afternoon making a delivery to CBF LA at a victim distribution point. As other supplies are identified and needed, Northside Baptist Church will continue to be a collection point. Please continue to look for Facebook announcements (search for Jason Coker FB page, or go to the CBF Mississippi FB page) for the specifics. This situation obviously is very fluid and developing rapidly.
Also, after assessing the situation, it has now been determined there is a need for able bodied labor to remove furniture from homes. Jim Kirkendall and Jason Coker are now site already working with the good folks at Broadmoor Baptist Church. Workers are needed for 1-2 days tops! It is a fluid process at the moment, so be ready to change gears quickly! If you are able to help, please contact Deenie Grubbs at email@example.com.
Thanks for your continued support and prayers for the victims and aid workers of the south Louisiana floods.