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Disaster Relief Teams Ministering at Home

Florida Baptist disaster relief volunteers assisted a Daytona Beach family on August 23 after Tropical Storm Fay dumped rain in the area. The volunteers responded to a call for help from a blind woman in Daytona Beach living with her children in a home already in poor condition before the storm.

Dennis Belz, director of missions for the Halifax Baptist Association, said Volusia County Emergency officials assisted him in locating the home. Water had pooled onto the living room floor, Belz said. Brown water stains were visible from nearly every corner of the ceiling. Pink insulation had fallen through the weakest points of the ceiling and was hanging suspended in the air. The waterlogged flooring was already mildewed and molded.

The woman living there had told Belz one of her children also was blind. Tha...