How can a small church, like ours, with little resources and not enough man-power in and of ourselves to go out to Moore, OK. lend a helping hand to victims in Moore in any way?
Well, this is one of the benefits of being apart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Joining up with other church for a common cause, such as world missions and helping those in need.
Here are some things that you may not know about how Southern Baptist Churches have been helping throughout this past week.
In this video update NAMB President Kevin Ezell shares what Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are doing to help survivors of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado:
NBC calls this the “Faith-based FEMA”:
On an NBC News special Tuesday night, Harry Smith and Brian Williams discussed early relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma. Having surveyed all the boots on the ground, Harry Smith concluded:
If you’re waiting for the government, you’re going to be in for an awful long wait. The Baptist men, they’re going to get it done tomorrow.
As you can see, our folks do really good work, and you really ought consider a contribution to the Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief. All donations given through NAMB right now are going to Oklahoma disaster relief as well. (HT: Baptist Press)
Details and how we can continue to help:
NAMB coordinates and manages Southern Baptist responses to major disasters through partnerships with 42 state Baptist conventions, most of which have their own state disaster relief programs.
Southern Baptists have 82,000 trained volunteers—including chaplains—and 1,550 mobile units for feeding, chainsaw, mud-out, command, communication, childcare, shower, laundry, water purification, repair/rebuild and power generation. SBDR is one of the three largest mobilizers of trained disaster relief volunteers in the United States, along with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
To donate to SBDR efforts, contact the Baptist convention in your state or visit namb.net/disaster-relief-donations. Other ways to donate are to call 1-866-407-NAMB (6262) or mail checks to NAMB, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543. Designate checks for “Disaster Relief.”