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Crisis Care: How VA Baptist Chaplains Have Responded Since the Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach

The Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Crisis Care Team Chaplains were called into service during the months of June and July after a fatal shooting by a disgruntled employee at the Virginia Beach Public Works Office claimed the lives of 11 employees and one citizen on May 31. Four other employees were also injured in the incident. The shooter, a 15-year veteran of the public works office and civil engineer, was fatally shot after a standoff with police.

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Tony Brooks: Two Dangers Teachers Face

We often memorize verbal religious concepts without understanding the experience/application to life. We learn the words (religious vocabulary), doctrines, and biblical passages without understanding the concepts and how they apply to us.

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Hurricane Florence: Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Update

Our volunteers are in North Carolina to provide flood and debris cleanup throughout Beaufort County and Jones County. Crisis Care, showers, and laundry will offer additional support throughout our response. The feeding unit demobilized as of Monday, September 24 after serving 35,631 meals. We still need folks to Pray, Give, and Go (see posts below), but we are also starting to collect Flood Buckets to supply homeowners with the things they need to clean up their own homes after the flooding.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways to Help When the Storm Comes

Hurricane Harvey Satelitte

My heart has gone out to all of those affected by the storms this past week. I believe that Bible study classes and small groups in our churches and campus ministries should respond in several ways when storms cause hopelessness in our world. We can provide hope!

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Want to become a Crisis Care Chaplain?

Disaster survivors are shaken to their core, and our Crisis Care Team provides support to survivors through conversation, care, and concern. We need your help! There are two opportunities coming up in the next few weeks to join the Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Crisis Care Team: What does the Crisis Care Team do? The Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Crisis Care Team provides support to survivors …

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Tony Brooks: Four Ways to Help When Tragedy Strikes

What do we do when tragedy strikes? I wrote part of this blog two years ago when the members of Central Baptist Church in Appomattox experienced a tragedy. A tornado struck the church and caused major damage. Tornadoes again came through southside Virginia and other places this past Sunday night. What can Sunday School classes and small groups do to connect when tragedy strikes?

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BGAV Releases $30,000 to Assist Puerto Rico & Caribbean Cleanup Efforts

The BGAV has released $30,000 to provide immediate relief to victims of Hurricane Maria living in the Caribbean. The funds will be delivered to strategic partners in the region and will be used to meet basic human needs. Additional funds (combined with contributions) will be utilized once a more strategic, long-term plan has been established.

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Ready to go?

Ready to go to Liberty, TX? Virginia Baptist Disaster Response is ready for you! Flood Clean Up and Rebuilding work is beginning there in partnership with the First Baptist Church of Liberty and other local leaders. Make plans to join in clean up and rebuilding efforts. Bring a team or come by yourself. Prior training in disaster response is not required but is encouraged.

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Hurricane Harvey Update from Virginia Baptist Disaster Response

Hurricane Harvey Satelitte

Virginia Baptist Disaster Response and Baptist General Association of Virginia leaders are continuing to monitor the still-ongoing situation in southeast Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey. With the rain finally moving out of the area, volunteers will be mobilized and sent to Texas once the floodwaters start receding.

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Two Storms, One Family

Volunteers like George continue to serve, and for the Thomas family, their faithful service has impacted generations of the same family.

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Spending Summertime for Service

A number of students and young adults are spending the summertime to share Christ's love around the globe. We ask you to say a special prayer for these summer venturers. Whether they are serving internationally in Romania, Vienna, or Ghana, or stateside through Impact camps and Disaster Response locations, they need our support and encouragement from home.

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