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Letter to the Editor: Southern Baptists provide relief

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

To the editor:

Did you know that Southern Baptists have the third largest volunteer program in America after the Salvation Army and the Red Cross?

In response to the devastation in the wake of hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, more than 7,000 Southern Baptists descended on the affected areas of the southeastern part of the United States.

Workers prepared more than 2.4 million meals and provided 30,000 showers. We had 65 disaster relief units from 38 state conventions.

Don't forget all the chain-saw crews that were working to clear the trees that were down.

DORRIS A. HUEY, Cape Girardeau