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Seniors hear of disaster relief group

POSTED: February 1, 2010 9:29 a.m.
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Bob Sprinkle, director for child care for Georgia Disaster Relief, speaks with Ray Denman and Carl Cadman at the January meeting of Goldenheirs.

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“Our mission is to serve Christ in crisis and we will do that by taking care of the most precious thing that God gives to a family and that is their children,” Bob Sprinkle said at the January meeting of Goldenheirs.
He is child care coordinator for Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief.
There are five areas of ministry that the organization focuses on when it is called in after a disaster; chaplaincy, child care, cleanup and recovery, communications, and feeding. Everyone who wants to be involved in the effort must be trained and the training is offered three times a year and various locations around the state.
Disaster Relief child care ministry takes care of children when their parents need time to clean up debris, go to work or go to relief centers after disaster strikes.
“Protection and safety of the children is first in our minds,” Sprinkle said. “The bright yellow shirts and caps of Georgia Disaster Relief workers can be seen at any major disaster, showing love and care for those in crisis.”
Goldenheirs meets on the first Tuesday of each month at noon for lunch and a program in the social hall of Hinesville First Baptist Church. It is open to all seniors.
The speaker on Feb. 2 will be Vicki Manibusan, a financial planner for seniors.
 

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