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Arkansas and Oklahoma DR to deploy to North Carolina following Tropical Storm Florence
More than 200 residents of New Bern, N.C., were rescued from rising flood waters after Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14. Screen capture from NBC

Arkansas and Oklahoma DR to deploy to North Carolina following Tropical Storm Florence

Sep 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas and Oklahoma disaster relief (DR) Oklahoma DR volunteers will deploy to areas of North Carolina affected by Tropical Storm Florence, according to Randy Garrett, Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) disaster relief director.

Arkansas DR will send chainsaw and flood recovery teams accompanied by a five-person team of kitchen staff to feed the volunteers.

“We imagine this work to continue for several weeks. Our first group will plan to leave Sept. 25, beginning work on the 27th,” Michelle Burton, ABSC missions team assistant, said in written comments.

“We do not have a location to share at this time. Early next week, we hope to begin sign-up. Please check your schedule to see which week might work best for you to serve, and stay in touch with your Unit Leader,” she said.

Burton urged Arkansas DR volunteers to remember that DR deployments are often fluid and to keep in contact with their respective DR teams, locals leaders and the ABSC’s missions team regarding information pertaining to the upcoming deployment to North Carolina.

“I know you are watching the news and praying for the people affected by Florence. We, as Arkansas Baptists, want to share God's love with those so horribly affected,” said Burton. “Thank you for your investment and commitment to the ministry of ABSC Disaster Relief!”

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