Many of us have been following the disaster taking place in Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Many families have been displaced and are in great need of assistance to rebuild their lives. As a part of Send Relief, you can play a role in helping to meet needs and serve these families over the next several months and even years. We will share more on Sunday about how you can get involved. Below are a couple of ways you can start immediately.
(The North American Mission Board’s Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief began responding before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, delivering Crisis Buckets filled with essential materials for residents ravaged by wind and waves. With the storm now taking such a toll on land, next steps are needed. Click here for some quick facts.)
- Serve. Thousands of volunteers will be needed to serve in Houston shelters, feeding kitchens childcare units and beyond. Whether you’re experienced in Disaster Relief or not, you’re needed to show Christ’s love in action! We are awaiting specific instructions from the government and our partners on when it will be safe to enter the area. Sign up as an individual or group at namb.net/Harvey.
- Donate. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Send Relief will be providing long-term relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mobile kitchens are being called to prepare up to 150,000 meals a day. Volunteers will be mudding out houses for months to come, and chainsaw crews will clear fallen trees until every Texan can come home. You can help encourage and support their efforts by giving here or by texting SENDRELIEF to 41444.
- Pray. Pray for residents of Texas and its surrounding neighbors. Pray for leaders making response decisions and for the Church to be a light in this dark time. Pray for first responders, aid workers and volunteers who will work tirelessly in the next coming months to make sure everyone is safe.
Praying that the Lord will open our hearts to our brothers and sisters in need.