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BGR joins movement for disaster response standards

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Global Response has been accepted as an associate member of Sphere, a movement to uphold high standards in humanitarian work during disaster responses. With its inclusion in Sphere, BGR "joins other international organizations in affirming the need for knowing what to do in a time of crisis to meet the survival needs of people," said Pat Melancon, BGR director of disaster response and training.

Clean water can flow through BGR on #GivingTuesday

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Clean water is the #GivingTuesday focus of Baptist Global Response for a second year. After its initial #GivingTuesday campaign for 500 water filters, BGR has raised its goal this year to 600 filters for families in Asia and Africa. Each filter, which resembles a clay pot, will provide a family of five with a year of clean water at a cost of $25 per filter.