KY Baptist Disaster Relief teams headed to U.S. Virgin Islands


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky Baptists leave for the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday to help people recover from a series of devastating hurricanes.

Coy Webb, head of Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief in Kentucky, said a 19-person team will provide cooked meals for victims as well as responders who are helping them to recover.

“This deployment has been extremely challenging logistically,” said Webb. “The team has stood ready to respond for some time and now they’re just anxious to get to Saint Thomas and begin meeting the needs of hurting people.”

Many communities in the U.S. Caribbean territory are still waiting for power and clean water.

Webb said Kentucky Baptists will be using a refashioned shipping container-turned-kitchen. Kentucky Baptists may likely be called on to assist with clean-up during the three-week response on the island.

Kentucky Baptists already are serving in Texas and Florida where they have served more than 78,000 meals and helped nearly 270 residents with mud-out.


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