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Send Relief announced joint IMB, NAMB ahead of making worldwide impact in 2020

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Send Relief began 2020 with the historic announcement that the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) would begin coordinating compassion ministry efforts. That news was followed shortly by word that Bryant Wright, longtime pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta and a past President of the Southern Baptist Convention, would lead the effort.

GIVING TUESDAY: Send Relief issues ‘Chicken Challenge’

Can a chicken change a family's life? Yes! This year on Giving Tuesday, a gift to Send Relief can help make a difference in the lives of families throughout the world and help bring them the hope of the Gospel.

Southern Baptist response continues as record-breaking storm season persists

Hurricane Iota has sights set on Central America, making it the second major hurricane to hit the region following Hurricane Eta’s Nov. 3 landfall. Iota is the 13th hurricane and record-breaking 30th named storm during an historic 2020 hurricane season.

SBC DIGEST: Kentucky ministries get needed funds; Tennessee disaster relief plans 250th response

KBC Mission Board allocates funds to ministries in need; Ice storm will be Tennessee's 250th disaster relief response.

Tropical Storm Eta dumps rain on an already flooded Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused dangerous flooding across Florida's most densely populated urban areas Monday (Nov. 9) after it made landfall in the Florida Keys. Cars were stranded and entire neighborhoods were swamped as flash floods rose in areas where the water had no place to drain.

Send Relief national mission projects planned for Fall 2021

DENVER (BP) – Beginning in the fall of 2021, Send Relief plans to facilitate compassion ministry by hosting monthly mission trips in cities across North America. The goal is to give thousands of Southern Baptists an opportunity to meet physical needs and share the hope of the Gospel as they do it.

Faith-based compassion groups face declining numbers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP/RNS) – Not long after Hurricane Sally made landfall in mid-September, an army composed of mostly senior citizens in yellow hats descended on the Gulf Coast.

SBC DIGEST: Colorado Baptists serve 19K meals; Jack Brymer Sr., former state editor, dies

Colorado Baptists serve more than 19,000 meals to fire evacuees; Jack Brymer Sr., former state paper editor, dies.

SBDR prepares Zeta response; NOBTS avoids major damage

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 storm in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday evening (Oct. 28), passing over New Orleans around 7:30 p.m. before trekking across the southeastern United States and into the mid-Atlantic states as a tropical storm, leaving more than 2.5 million without power.

As new storm looms, Southern Baptist volunteers maintain multiple responses

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Heading into the final week of October, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) operations have gone from seeing a light at the end of a tunnel to staring down the barrel of a potential Hurricane Zeta.