TBM Disaster Relief has deployed volunteer teams to meet needs after widespread flooding in Kentucky and has scheduled a larger wave of volunteers to follow shortly after.
A TBM laundry unit as well as a team of chaplains already is en route to Jackson, Ky., and feeding, shower/laundry, flood recovery, incident management and electrical support teams will be headed that way this weekend.
Heavy rains poured across the region, creating significant runoff in the Kentucky mountains. The water has pooled in valleys, flooding homes and in some cases entire towns. At least 37 people have died and many more have lost their homes.
“The scene in Eastern Kentucky is heartbreaking,” TBM Disaster Relief Director David Wells said. “People are in shock. They've lost everything and are struggling with what to do next. TBM volunteers will provide the help they need and replace their hurt with hope.”
TBM has delivered help, hope and healing to hurting people since 1967. TBM volunteers have served millions after disasters through mass feeding, flood recovery, chainsaw, shower/laundry and chaplain teams.
This year has been one of the busiest in TBM history. Teams have ministered after multiple tornadoes, storms and fires across Texas and beyond. While TBM teams are serving in Kentucky, another one will be cleaning out flooded homes in St. Louis.
“Whether it’s due to wildfires in Texas or flooded homes in Kentucky and St. Louis, people are hurting in many places today,” said Mickey Lenamon, TBM executive director and CEO. “TBM volunteers are seeking to share God’s love in these difficult situations by meeting needs and offering encouragement. Please be in prayer for TBM teams as they serve, as well as for those who have been impacted by these terrible situations.”