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Churches hit by Hurricane Wilma qualify for LifeWay assistance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Throughout the last few months, LifeWay Christian Resources has remained deeply involved in providing financial assistance and resources to Southern Baptist churches affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Nashville-based nonprofit organization is continuing its commitment to providing disaster relief by now aiding Florida Southern Baptist churches and pastors affected by Hurricane Wilma.

Traditionally, LifeWay has provided disaster assistance to churches affected by everything from natural disasters to theft and vandalism. LifeWay replaces all of the churches’ dated LifeWay church literature for the current quarter and the following quarter. In addition, the organization offers steep discounts on undated church literature such as hymnals, Broadman & Holman books and audiovisuals, Holman Christian Standard Bibles, choir robes, Lord’s Supper supplies and more.

“LifeWay will continue its longstanding policy of helping ministers in the churches that lose libraries during times of a disaster,” LifeWay President James T. Draper Jr. said. “Helping churches replace other critical items, like furniture, is another important aspect of the assistance LifeWay is prepared to offer.”

Draper added that LifeWay also is working closely with Florida Baptist Convention Executive Director John Sullivan to share the relief costs that are incurred.

“We are grateful for the support we receive from the churches there in Florida,” Draper said. “We want to be a part of providing needed resources to rebuild and restore those churches as well as help meet the needs of the ministers there.”

Affected Southern Baptist churches are encouraged to call LifeWay’s disaster assistance line at 1-800-357-7029. Visit www.lifeway.com/katrina for more information about LifeWay’s disaster relief efforts.

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