Baptist Global Response takes action with Nepal relief effort

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Disaster relief group Baptist Global Response is setting out to help those left in need by the earthquake in Nepal. The Southern Baptist group has teams on the ground working with Nepali partners, according to a statement from Jeff Palmer, the group’s executive director. They are beginning to meet needs including those for food, water and shelter, according to the release. The group also recently trained several Nepalese in UN standards for major disaster response, and they are helping with assessments and initial response, the release states. “This will not be a short-term response,” Palmer states in the release. “As the initial response and dust settles, it will take a long-term commitment to help Nepal recover from this catastrophic event.” Baptist Global Response is a global Southern Baptist Relief and Development nonprofit organization, according to the group’s website.

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