NC Baptists Respond to Hurricane Harvey
As Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on coastal Texas, many of you have asked how you can help. North Carolina Baptists have written a great post that outlines practical ways to pray, serve, and give. Below is Executive Director Richard Brunson’s post:
Hurricane Harvey devastated many parts of Texas. As N.C. Baptists, we are currently working in Texas to help victims of this tragic storm.
Right now, many of our NC volunteers are involved in relief efforts which will include, feeding, disaster recovery (mud-outs, tear-outs, chainsaw work), chaplaincy, providing showers, doing laundry and much more. We have one of our large feeding kitchens on its way to Nederland, TX (near Beaumont). This region of TX has suffered quite a bit of flooding from Hurricane Harvey and they need our help. The initial feeding plan calls for @ 40,000 meals a day for the Beaumont/Nederland area. We will prepare up to 30,000 of those meals per day while a kitchen from another state will provide the rest.
Thousands of homes and many thousands of people were affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we need volunteers to assist with cleanup over the long term. We will need many recovery volunteers for many months and even years to come. Please share this at your church.
Please continue to pray, go and give.
Pray for people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Pray also for the volunteers who are going to minister. Pray for safety and the witness of our disaster relief volunteers. Pray for churches in the affected areas. Pray that God’s love will be shown to hurting people.
Go. If you are interested and able to go and help, please visit www.baptistsonmission.org/hurricaneharvey to sign up. You can also get updates on our website and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ncmissions .
Give to help those in need. If you would like to make a contribution, please make your check payable to N.C. Baptist Men/Baptists On Mission, designated for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief, and mail to: NCBM, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. You may also give online. Also, please support the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). All of NCBM’s regular budget comes from the NCMO.
Please watch this Hurricane Harvey Update Video https://vimeo.com/232078075. It is approximately two minutes long, but it is a powerful way to show the need, what God is doing and how we can help.
Thank you for your prayers and support.