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ABSC Disaster Relief exists to bring help, healing, and hope in an effort to follow Christ’s example of meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We seek to serve people experiencing crisis by responding quickly to their urgent needs.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief will be a well-defined, unified disaster response organization demonstrating the love of Christ by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual help to individuals and communities affected by disasters.
This article provides basic info about the work of AR Disaster Relief
Hard Work. Long Days. Family.
Executive Director Randy Garrett
Randy Garrett, the Disaster Relief Director for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, strategizes and coordinates ABSC disaster response, working alongside other VOADs (Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster). He currently serves on the Governor’s Arkansas Homeland Security Executive Council and Arkansas Area Maritime Security Committee as the representative for non-governmental organizations (NGO) active in disaster response. Randy is also an NGO member of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council, an international group addressing black sky preparedness.
As a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a BSBA in Marketing and Finance, Randy and his wife, Charlotte, have four adult children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. In his leisure time he enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and hiking.