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Webb, Benton couple, recognized for SBC disaster relief work


Mickey Caison, left, of the North American Mission Board, recognizes Coy Webb, director of Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief, for a lifetime of sacrificial service to disaster relief and helping people in crisis.

Denton, Texas — Coy Webb, Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief director, received the Robert Dixon award at the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief annual conference, in Denton, Texas, Jan. 23-27. This year, SBDR celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Webb was one of two Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders to receive the award, named after the founder of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. The award recognizes sacrificial service and lifetime achievement.

In 2016 alone, Webb, who has been with KYDR for the last nine years, was directly involved with the West Virginia floods recovery team, a team in Madagascar to assess the famine that affected 850,000, an assessment team for the famine in Lesotho that affected 1 and a half million people, and training in South Africa to help nationals there form and equip their own DR units.

"I'm just very humbled that my peers would even consider me for that kind of award,” Webb shared. “In many ways, I think it represents my privilege of working with so many great Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers."

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