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First-time Kentucky Disaster Relief worker overwhelmed by ‘heart-opening’ experience

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Carrie Fondaw’s first experience as a volunteer with Kentucky Disaster Relief wasn’t just eye-opening. It was heart-opening. The 54-year-old Benton woman had longed for an opportunity to work on a mission with DR volunteers, but her health had kept her from doing it. A pituitary tumor had caused uncontrollable weight gain and led her to be wheelchair-bound in most...

Kentucky Disaster Relief teams standing ready to deploy if needed on East Coast in wake of Dorian

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky Disaster Relief teams with dozens of volunteers are at the ready to respond, if needed, to dangerous Hurricane Dorian as it makes its path up the Eastern seaboard. Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief Director Coy Webb said teams are ready to deploy if needed in response to Hurricane Dorian. (Photo by Brandon Porter, Kentucky Today) 
Kentucky DR Director Coy Webb...

Kentucky Disaster Relief teams to spend Independence Day holiday helping Illinois flood victims

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today As many as 20 Kentucky Disaster Relief team members will be spending the Fourth of July holiday helping flood victims along the Mississippi River in Illinois. It’s all part of the ministry that not only brings physical but spiritual relief to victims. Dave Hampton of Corbin joins Bruce Bayes of Flatwoods as the Blue Hats for the large Kentucky team that will be taking...