Disaster Relief Mobilizing Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Disaster Relief Mobilizing Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Photos courtesy of the North American Mission Board (NAMB)

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is actively enagaging in the effort to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The number of people affected is enourmous, and the relief effort is expected to last months. Already teams from Ohio are preparing to be dispatched to provide Food and Childcare in the flood-ravaged areas surrounding Houston, TX.  

NAMB has provided the brief update below on the status of relief efforts as of Monday, AM.:

Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams began responding before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, deploying hundreds of crisis buckets and sending other supplies that would be needed in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Now we have been asked to assist in the care of up to 60,000 displaced Texans in addition to preparing thousands of hot meals and performing mud-out, chainsaw and cleaning services to restore survivors’ homes. SBDR teams will be on the ground for months to come.

This is an ongoing, constantly changing situation. The SCBO will be attempting to keep you informed of the efforts of SBDR - especially those who are sent out from our Ohio churches.  You can check back here for updates and also follow the detailed situation reports that will be provided at this Ohio Disaster Relief Response Page.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief preparing supplies for staging prior to landfall of Hurricane Harvey.

Sam Kelley has been receiving many inquiries asking how others can help. He is already in contact with active Ohio DR volunteers who have the needed skills, up-to-date training, and background checks already completed. If you are not an active DR member, Sam tells us that the easiest way to assist is by providing the necessary funds for supplies and provisions. This type of resource is very flexible in its application and can be made available almost instantaneously on site to help those directly affected.  You can use the link to the right to make a donation now.

It is also possible that emergency volunteer training may be provided in the coming weeks to allow even more individuals to travel to the affected areas - details on that will be found at the Ohio Disaster Relief Response Page if and when they are available.

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