Hurricane Ian swept through Florida in late September 2022. After the destruction and damage to many homes, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief was called to action. While other states responded immediately, Arizona was in the second wave as relief for initial teams. Arizona volunteers participated in feeding survivors and workers, assessing jobs, helping with Chaplaincy as well as working in recovery efforts. Between October 11 and November 12, 23 Arizona Disaster Relief volunteers traveled to Florida to help bring help, healing and hope.
In August, Bouse experienced a storm with lots of wind. Arizona Disaster Relief was contacted to see if there was any way we could help residents who had damage to trees. On Saturday, September 5, a group of five Arizona Disaster Relief volunteers came together to serve four residences by cutting trees that had been damaged and carrying limbs and debris to the roadside to be picked up later. We had the privilege of meeting their Fire Chief and praying with one resident as we served the community.
Arizona Disaster Relief was able to help with major storms that impacted Kentucky and Missouri. We were contacted by the Missouri Disaster Relief Director asking if we could send a team to help with flood recovery in the west suburbs of St. Louis. Arizona Disaster Relief had a group of six volunteers who served from August 27 to September 10 to help bring help, healing and hope to residents who had experienced the flooding.