Disaster Relief volunteers staying ready to respond


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief continues to be involved in response to the coronavirus, including donated 11,500 of the badly needed MN95 masks and 130 Tyvek hazmat disposable suits.

Kentucky Disaster Relief Director Coy Webb is keeping in contact with Kentucky Emergency Management and Kentucky VOAD and are responding to a pair of calls Monday. He said they are also talking with Kentucky electric companies to discuss the possibility of feeding teams supporting those companies when the need arises.

Kentucky at large has learned to count on the gold-shirted Kentucky Disaster Relief teams that provide help in a moment’s notice.

They were called over the weekend to help feed senior citizens in Murray but were asked to stand down because the location had enough volunteers to run the program.

“God is always ahead of us though,” Webb said, after learning a feeding response team was needed with some schools in western Kentucky.

The feeding team will be responding to Caldwell County on April 6-10 partnering with Princeton First Baptist Church and the Caldwell-Lyons Association.

Webb said he is thankful for the commitment and dedication of Kentucky Disaster Relief volunteers who are trained to respond when people need help. They not only provide physical assistance but offer spiritual aide.

“This is the first time any of us have been involved with a pandemic,” Webb said.

Disaster Relief volunteers are committed to responding to the spring disasters – flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes - that are sure to come no matter what the coronavirus is doing, he said


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