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15 Baptist kitchen units begin post-Wilma operations in Florida


ALPHARETTA (BP) – An estimated 500 Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are now in the middle of Hurricane Wilma’s devastation in south Florida, while 7,000 SBC volunteers are still serving along the Gulf Coast.

Fifteen Southern Baptist kitchen units are up and running, most of them parked on the property of cooperating Baptist churches in the hurricane-affected areas. These include units at Bell Glade, Boca Raton, Clewiston, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale, Homestead, Key West, LaBelle, Miami, Naples, Sweetwater, Pompano Beach, Stuart and West Palm Beach.

SBC volunteers in south Florida hail from Alabama, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and California.