NC Baptist Men and Women send team to typhoon-hit Philippines
Posted November 30, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Volunteers with the North Carolina Baptist Men and Women Disaster Relief are sending a second team to assist the millions of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The team of nine volunteers will depart Sunday from Raleigh to relieve a group that left two weeks ago.
Team member, Jack Frazier, said the main mission of the group will be to help with medical needs and water purification.
"I've always felt like as a Christian it's kind of my calling to use whatever gifts and talents that I have," Frazier said.
For the next two weeks Frazier plans to use his fire and rescue skills to help the millions in need.
"Some people say, well it must be hard to go to a place like that and work in those environments, but I think to myself, I only have to deal with it for a couple of weeks," Frazier said. "It is the least I could do and that's what God calls us to do."
According to Frazier, the team will provide supplies, mosquito nets, medications, and an eagerness to help.
"One of the members of team one said it was complete devastation, so there is still no electricity unless you're lucky enough to have a generator," he added.
The group departing Sunday includes volunteers from Willow Spring, Creedmoor and Pittsboro.