Editor's Note: This is an abbreviated version of a story that will be published in the May 15 print edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.
MORE THAN 500 Arkansas Baptist disaster relief volunteers responded to areas of Faulkner, Pulaski and White counties following an EF4 tornado that wiped out hundreds of houses and businesses April 27.
As of press time, the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) reported that volunteers had prepared nearly 18,000 meals for disaster victims, provided 45 showers through the deployment of a mobile shower unit, washed 54 loads of clothing and completed 104 recovery/cleanup jobs.
Additionally, the ABSC reported that 33 ministry contacts had been made with people, with one person making a decision to follow Jesus Christ.