TORNADOS IN DEXTER/HAGERMAN – New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were activated following the tornados in the Dexter/Hagerman communities in southeastern New Mexico. Cathy Pennington and a team consisting of Karen Carlton, Clairice Moore-Johnson, Shawna Pilley, Jeanetta Hicks and Mike Wright are serving at the Hagerman Community Center providing meals to people affected by the storms and to emergency workers. They are preparing 125 servings per meal. It is expected that this feeding operation will close after breakfast on Saturday.
OTHER STORM DAMAGE ACROSS NEW MEXICO – Ira Shelton, state director, is in contact with other communities reporting damage from the recent storm.
IMMIGRANTS MOVING THROUGH ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief is preparing to partner with Albuquerque Emergency Management and other faith-based organizations to provide meals for immigrants who are moving through Albuquerque on their way to sponsor families across the United States. The feeding operation, based out of Sandia Baptist Church, will begin Saturday. Volunteers will be taking meals to multiple locations where immigrants are housed in Albuquerque. Ed Greene is the team leader. Loretta Greene is coordinating meals. Cricket Pairett is logistics. Other crew members are Ira Shelton, Judy Follis, Mary Jane Smith, Hiroko Warren, Don and Lois Brumbaugh, Ladonna Plew, Richard Hansen, and Norma Jean Castleberry.