First Baptist offering disaster relief to community

Published 3:23 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019

Many have been affected by the storm that moved through the Vicksburg area on Saturday. To assists those who had downed trees, a Disaster Relief effort has been set up at First Baptist Church.

People can come around by the side of the church, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Baldwin said, and sign up.

“And then we will get someone out to their home to assess the damage and then we will get cutters out there,” Baldwin said.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Baldwin, who is a member of the local church, said the Mississippi Baptist Convention of Jackson sponsors the Disaster Relief program.

“We do chain saw, mud outs, blue tarps, cooking, anything with disasters we respond,” Baldwin said.

First Baptist is located at 1607 Cherry St.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

email author More by Terri Cowart