The 2018 hurricane season, which officially ends today, unleashed yet another barrage of terrifying and destructive weather that left huge swaths of the nation soaked, flattened – or both. And as usual, it is those with the fewest resources who have been left with the biggest obstacles to overcome.
As it awaits the green light to assess and send teams, CBF Florida has been busy contacting friends and family members who have connections in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael.
Matt Cook is staying in North Carolina while his family evacuates to Florida to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence. But Cook, the pastor at First Baptist Church in Wilmington, knows he isn’t alone.
On the outside, many of the Texas communities ravaged by Hurricane Harvey last year appear to making a comeback. But on the inside, some survivors say, the emotional rebuilding is only just beginning.
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By Chris Hughes HOUSTON – When the news of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas and Louisiana reached members of Second Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., they only had one question for Chris Ellis: “When are we going?” Within a…
The year 2017 may not have been the biggest ever for religion news in the U.S. or the world, but it has to be close.
Refugees are usually depicted as people in great need. And that’s understandable since most have escaped war and famine with little more than the shirts on their backs. But the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey has enabled a church in…
Hurricane Harvey drowns parts of Texas and Irma follows by drenching all of Florida. Are there enough rescuers, volunteers, trucks and helicopters to respond? Experience shows that there will be. But when it comes to financial contributions — that may be a different story.
A recent ABC News headline may have been a shocker to Americans who haven’t lived through a hurricane: “Hurricane Harvey recovery will be ‘multi-year project,’ Texas governor says.” That’s a fact many religious organizations know all too well. In fact, it’s their specialty.