“In a world in which the church gets a lot of bad press, you count a lot on the other end of the scale for us,” said the head of ABC-USA at a gathering of the NABF Disaster Response Network.
The Fellowship's disaster response coordinator urges congregations to prepare to be of service to neighbors as an ice storm descends on the Southeast.
BWA shares reports from member organizations in the Philippines about the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
The Fellowship also is sending $10,000 in donations as it prepares for long-haul recovery in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on Friday.
The Baptist World Alliance, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist Churches USA are just a few of the organizations urging members to pray and give generously to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Fellowship sends funds to help distribute drinking water after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Friday. The storm is described as one of the biggest storms on record.
A Baptist pastor said citizens also have to recover emotionally from the April fertilizer plant explosion that rocked West, Texas.
CBF and BGCT disaster response leaders say help is needed for February tornado victims in Hattiesburg, Miss., and for those whose homes were damaged in flooding last week in Austin, Texas.
A new Texas Baptist program called Bounce seeks young adult volunteers for major disaster relief programs next summer, reminding disaster response officials in other organizations just how important youth are after natural and man-made catastrophes.