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Send Relief celebrates opening of Puerto Rico ministry center

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (BP) – Send Relief’s grand opening ceremonies for its ministry center in Guaynabo spanned two days on Nov. 8-9, hosting local government leaders, Send Puerto Rico church planters, local pastors and disaster relief organization staff.

Churches vital in helping vulnerable children, Send Relief advocate says

NASHVILLE (BP) – The task can seem daunting. Most estimates put the number of children and teens in foster care at 400,000 at any given time.

Devastating storms sweep across midwest, DR responds

IDABEL, Okla. (BP) — Tornadoes swept through areas of Texas and Oklahoma on Nov. 4, leaving at least one person dead and causing significant destruction. The church building of Trinity Baptist Church in Idabel, Okla. was heavily damaged in the storm. As the sun rose on Nov. 5, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams were onsite […]

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief receives $400,000 from State of Florida

SARASOTA, Fla. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has been awarded $400,000 in funding from the Florida Disaster Fund to help the state’s residents with relief efforts following Hurricane Ian’s landfall in southwest Florida Sept. 28.

DR chaplaincy teams offer ‘spiritual counseling’ at FEMA request

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (BP) – One Hurricane Ian survivor found dealing with the pressures of the storm and the storms of life almost unbearable … until she spoke with Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief chaplains at Fort Myers Beach.

DR chaplains see God’s hand in home visits after Hurricane Ian

ARCADIA, Fla. (BP) – Cliff Knight said he knew God had arranged the visit before he even got to the house.

Send Relief Serve Tour completes 2022 events, looks toward 2023

DAYTON, Ohio – A group of volunteers stepped into what was described as a “forgotten and disparaged” trailer park in New Lebanon just outside Dayton, began rehabilitation work on some of the homes and then hosted a celebration party for the residents. In addition to the home improvements, homeowners received hope and an invitation to a nearby church.

‘Brother, I need a hug’: SBTC DR volunteers sharing love of Christ in wake of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BP) – The Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief volunteers working at McGregor Baptist Church serving Hurricane Ian survivors had a 5,000-gallon truck full of potable water and plenty of electricity from generators to power the mass feeding unit they operated.

Southern Baptist support for Ukraine continues; Seminary forced to meet in bomb shelter

LVIV, Ukraine (BP) – Russia’s increased attacks across Ukraine forced the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary to hold classes in basement bomb shelters, UBTS President Yaroslav Pyzh said in a new video.

Cooperative Program helps fuel Send Relief’s international ministry projects

NASHVILLE (BP) – While the damage caused by natural disasters and the devastation of the war in Ukraine continue to make headlines, giving to the Cooperative Program is continuing to fund the compassion ministry of Send Relief around the world.