Hurricane Harvey Relief

Southern Baptists have always been at the forefront of Disaster Relief. With the present disaster in Texas and Louisiana, Baptists are being called on again to be the hands and feet of Jesus in helping those touched by this crisis.


On the SBC website, it says this about how to get involved.


A call for volunteers and prayer

There are several ways Southern Baptists can and will help in the coming days, weeks and months.


In addition to traditional SBDR roles, NAMB's Send Relief will be mobilizing up to 4,000 volunteers to serve in storm shelters, feeding kitchens, childcare units and in other capacities. Experience in disaster relief is not required but background checks are necessary for those willing to serve in childcare.


Send Relief is currently waiting for specific instructions from government officials as to when it will be safe to enter affected areas, but volunteers and churches can email sendrelief@namb.net to be added to the "mobilization ready" list.


SBDR and Send Relief will be providing long-term aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Cleanup response teams will be mudding out houses and chainsaw crews will be clearing fallen limbs. Beyond that, Southern Baptists anticipate being involved in rebuild efforts to assist homeowners.


"There are some events that mark a time in history for generations to come," said Kevin Ezell, NAMB's president. "I believe Hurricane Harvey is one of those events and Southern Baptists will be known by the way we respond."


Donate online to SBDR or Send Relief by giving here. You can also text SENDRELIEF to 41444 to aid the residents of the Texas coast.


Pray for the survivors of Hurricane Harvey as well as for those who are working diligently to respond in the wake of this tragic storm. Pray for the first responders, aid workers and the volunteers who will be working tirelessly to restore the communities affected by the storm.


(To view the entire article, go to http://bpnews.net/49439/harvey-response-begins-amid-widespread-flooding)


You can also donate through TN Baptist disaster relief at http://tndisasterrelief.org/contributions


We ask those in the 3BC family who want to donate to do so through the SBC. As the situation becomes stable and the SBC calls on Baptist churches to get involved, we will be informing you how we will get involved physically in disaster relief. Until then, pray and then give as the LORD leads you.