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  • Bob Dixon: Disaster relief pioneer was rooted in faith

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (10 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Robert E. "Bob" Dixon, who pioneered Southern Baptist disaster relief ministry more than 50 years ago -- seeing DR deployments as "invitations from the Father" -- died May 10 at age 90.

    Dixon fashioned homemade "buddy burners" from gallon-sized coffee cans when, in the wake of Hurricane Beulah in 1967, he was dispatched to the Rio Grande Valley from a Royal Ambassadors boys camp.

    His task: to do what he could to coordinate volunteers who would use the one-pot buddy burners to prepare breakfast for truck drivers delivering food and clothing to storm survivors. Read More