Disaster Relief Volunteers Receive Awards

By Staff, Baptist Message

LORANGER – Awards were presented recently at the annual Southern Louisiana Disaster Relief Roundtable to four volunteers for their “outstanding contributions to the LBC Disaster Relief program.”

Shira Easley of New Zion Baptist Church Two Rivers Baptist Association received the Ollie McGlone Memorial Disaster Relief Chaplain Award.

Butch and Sandy Bates of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in William Wallace Baptist Association together received the Volunteer of the Year award.

Charles Watson of Zoar Baptist Church in the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge received the Freddie Arnold Lifetime Achievement Award.

Duncan Freche of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in a haylift ministry to drought-stricken Texas.

The awards were presented by Gibbie McMillan, Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief director, and by Freddie Arnold of Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association, a longtime Disaster Relief leader.