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Send Relief issues call for homes, churches to help as Afghan refugees arrive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – As refugees from Afghanistan enter the U.S., Send Relief is asking for churches and individuals to help in whatever way they can. “Call for help, especially if you’re in-near Atlanta,” Greg Wilton, Care for Refugees director for Send Relief, posted to Twitter Tuesday (Oct. 12) afternoon. “Many Afghan families being resettled. […]

Southern Baptist hunger relief efforts highlighted on Global Hunger Sunday

NASHVILLE (BP) – Global Hunger Sunday (Oct. 10) offers Southern Baptists the chance to emphasize and encourage the hunger relief efforts taking place through missionaries and volunteers around the world.

Send Relief helps Southern Baptists care for the vulnerable

God calls local churches to show love and provide tangible support to their communities, and Send Relief is enabling them to do so. A collaboration of the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board, Send Relief aims to partner with local churches to equip them with the finances and supplies necessary to help those affected by a disaster or crisis.

Needs still great in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Nearly one month after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana, Southern Baptists eclipsed the mark of 735,000 prepared warm meals served for those impacted by the storm. Needs for church-to-church partnerships in Louisiana and volunteers in the Northeast persist, however.

DISASTER RELIEF DIGEST: Florida, Georgia volunteers see professions of faith; Kentucky Baptists give generators, gift cards

Florida DR team sees four professions of faith By Keila Diaz/Florida Baptist Convention METAIRIE, La. (BP) – Over Labor Day weekend, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers deployed to a suburb of New Orleans to assist with cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Ida and help run a disaster relief command center at Metairie Baptist Church. But […]

SBC DIGEST: ‘Churches helping churches’ affected by Ida; Lifeway’s digital worship tools; Smith called to Family Church

Churches, pastors seek help in recovery from Hurricane Ida; Digital worship tools offer flexibility to churches; Kevin Smith joins Family Church in West Palm Beach.

Widespread devastation stretching Southern Baptist Disaster Relief thin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) – Kenton Hunt, disaster relief director of the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey, expresses a heartfelt burden to help the hundreds of homeowners in his region trying to recover from flooding and tornadoes wrought by Hurricane Ida.

Despite loss, Hurricane Ida shows God at work

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Ida’s arrival on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brought many challenges. Its quick move across the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana brought record-breaking electrical outages and widespread damage. Despite loss, the storm brought also opportunities for some in the NOBTS family to share the Gospel and live out their faith.

Send Relief Serve Tour to host first stop in Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (BP) – When Jordan Stowe, pastor of Angus Church in Sand Springs, Okla., heard about a tragedy in a local mobile home community, it led him to reach out to the manager to let them know he and the church were there for them if they needed anything.

9/11: Southern Baptist Disaster Relief left legacy at Ground Zero

NEW YORK CITY (BP) – Twenty years after spending weeks in what could only be called a war zone, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are reflecting on their experience working in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and how it affected their lives.