VAN, Texas (Christian Examiner) – Disaster relief took on a new dimension recently for Texas Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers Wayne and Ann Barber when they worked with a 911 dispatcher to save someone’s life.
Assigned to assist residents in the small East Texas town of Van which was hit by an EF-3 tornado May 10, the Barbers came upon a disoriented homeowner in his late 40s leaning unsteadily on a lawnmower.
Realizing something was wrong and relying on their disaster relief training, they hurried to help.
“He was unresponsive, but we knew what to do from our SBTC first aid training,” Barber toldThe Southern Baptist Texan. “I got cold Gatorade and a chair from the back of my truck. We eased the man into the chair and cooled his body with ice and water. He could not even drink.”
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