Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains respond after wildfires in Colorado


Charlotte, USA (ANS) – The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has chaplains in Boulder, Colorado, to assess how the ministry can serve people who have been displaced or otherwise impacted by the raging wildfires.

BGEA Rapid Response Team Praying Together

According to the BGEA hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the Marshall Fire, which burned approximately 6,000 acres. Many evacuation orders are still in place as thousands of families have been displaced.

“The wildfires that are raging in Colorado have been so devastating and our hearts hurt for all of those who have lost their homes and suffered destruction to property,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “We are praying for them and have crisis-trained chaplains there to provide emotional and spiritual support for all of those who are hurting.”

Crisis-trained chaplains are now serving in seven locations across the country after various natural disasters. Chaplains are providing emotional and spiritual support in: Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Kentucky, after a string of December tornadoes; Whatcom County, Washington, after historic flooding; and in three locations in Louisiana, where they have been since Sept. 1 after Hurricane Ida devastated the area.