By Karen L. Willoughby, Managing Editor
ALEXANDRIA – Louisiana Disaster Relief volunteers vaulted into action when requests came in from Alabama and Mississippi for assistance after the recent slate of tornadoes that slashed across the Southland.
[img_assist|nid=7297|title=Alabama Tornado|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=66]Tom Long of Northshore Baptist Association is white cap over operations in Meridian, Mississippi. Larry Cupper of First Baptist Church of Zwolle and Charles Watson of Zoar Baptist Church in Central are serving as the white cap leadership over operations in northeast Alabama.
“Without the support of local church volunteers and the Cooperative Program funding, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief would not not be the third largest volunteer agency in the United States,” said Gibbie McMillan, disaster relief and men’s ministry director for the Louisiana Baptist Convention.