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Hello, again, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. You may recall an earlier request for volunteers in Sellers, SC, a small poor community that suffered greatly from hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. We have been housed at the Library / Community Center, sleeping on cots and using a primitive shower. We have been making home repairs including electrical and installing sheetrock and flooring. We still have floors to repair, minor roof repair and electrical to do. More needs to be done.  ABMen-USA are planning to return to Sellers on Monday, May 15,  to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Yes, this is the day after Easter Sunday. Please consider how many days you can participate. The people of Sellers are very friendly, engaging and appreciative of any help they receive and they are very deserving. Please contact me and let me know what days you plan to be there so we can prepare for you. You will need a sleeping bag, (or sheets and blanket) pillow, toiletries, towel and wash cloth, etc. You may bring any personal tools if you want. Please contact me at the e-mail address or phone number below. Thanks, again for all y’all do for our Ministry and for the Lord in being the hands and feet of Christ.

Lucky Ray

Executive Director, ABMen-USA




Hurricane Sandy – NJ Team 4 Plans

Three ABMen Disaster Relief Teams composed of more than 50 volunteers have cut up and removed hundreds of trees and cleaned three water damaged homes in Monmouth County NJ since November 15th.

A few days ago, I issued a call for a fourth team to perform mudouts beginning the Monday after Christmas. Thus, I will be coordinating mud-out teams responding to the Hurricane Sandy disaster for the two weeks beginning December 30, 2012. Volunteers may come and go as their schedule dictates. Due to limited space at our host church for only 15 men and 5 women, please coordinate with me the dates of your availability.

I currently have registrations for 6 volunteers (2 women) the first week and 14 (1 woman) for the second week. If volunteer demand exceeds space availability, I have contacts for other locations where additional teams may be able to make lodging/shower arrangements.

Sayre Woods Bible Church, 2290 US Highway 9, Old Bridge New Jersey will provide room and board. They request $25 per diem to cover the expenses of hosting us. If you are not a member of an ABMen Disaster Relief Team that covers your expenses, please plan to pay Sayre Woods Bible Church directly.

Corrections to previous email:

1. Sunday December 30 is an acceptable travel day for our 4th trip to NJ.

2. Rebuild teams are needed immediately and continuing for months.


Jack Cobb
American Baptist Men-USA
Disaster Relief Coordinator
(304) 757-8081 Home
(304) 206-8462 Cell

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