With record breaking rainfall hitting the St. Louis metro area last week, and torrential down pours plus more on the way in Kentucky, Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief (IBDR) volunteers throughout the state have been put on standby for flood recovery and other ministry efforts.
“We have been in contact with Missouri and Kentucky regarding their need for help with flooding,” said Shannon Ford, IBSA Missions Director. “Missouri has a command set up in the St. Louis area and is currently assessing their needs.”
Ford noted Illinois may provide “some assessing help initially.” If you are a trained IBDR assessor and are available for a possible St. Louis metro area callout, Ford asked you email the Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief office in Springfield.
As of July 29, Ford said “Kentucky is waiting for the water to recede before they can assess their needs.” Volunteers from Illinois join those from many other states who’ve been put on standby to assist the flood stricken state.
Please email Harold Booze, northern region assistant state director of IBDR, if you have any questions regarding the standby status. Updates will be sent to IBDR volunteers as flood waters recede, assessments can be made, and more information becomes available.