[Southern Baptist Disaster Relief] by providing volunteers and donating funds,” Porter said. “It’s an incredible thing that we don’t accept government funds but are supported by our own Southern Baptist churches.”
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, in which the Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief Task Force plays a leading role, is among the three largest providers of disaster relief assistance in the United States. Southern Baptist churches, associations, and state conventions all partner to mobilize volunteers, resources, and equipment to provide services. NAMB provides national coordination and assistance in larger, multi-state responses.
To learn more about disaster relief efforts, contact the MBCB Men’s Ministry Department at P.O. Box 530, Jackson, MS 39205-0530. Telephone: (601) 292-3335 or toll-free outside Jackson (800) 748-1651, ext. 335. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: mbcb.org.
Tax-deductible financial gifts to meet disaster relief needs can be sent to MBCB at P.O. Box 530, Jackson, MS 39205-0530, McGivney said. Checks should be made payable to the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and designated to Disaster Relief on the memo line.
Editor’s note: Baptist Press contributed to this article.
October 17, 2018
MSDR has been asked by Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief to adopt Albany, GA. The citizens have experienced extensive tree damage due to the wind strength of Hurricane Michael. Currently, we have credentialed chainsaw teams responding to the 350 job requests we have to date. We are in need of more credentialed chainsaw volunteers. Please e-mail Shane McGivney at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are credentialed and can help.
September 25, 2018 – A team of volunteers from the Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief State Task Force is in Bolivia, North Carolina feeding people in need. We also have a team doing mud-out in the same area. Several associations are putting together mud-out teams to send in the coming weeks. Local associations and the state Disaster Relief office are working together to build mud-out teams led by credentialed Disaster Relief volunteers.
If interested, please contact your Association office. If you have questions, please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DR State Task Force is on stand-by and preparing for deployment due to Hurricane Florence. Teams will be needed for extended response over the next few weeks.
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