September 19, 2017

Positivity: The Best-Kept Secret in Disaster Relief — Southern Baptists

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From John Ellis at PJ Media:

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

s Hurricane Irma leaves behind a trail of destruction and pain, the nation again turns its eyes to disaster relief. Just a few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in many of us. Desiring to aid the victims in Texas, celebrities traded on their popularity to encourage donations and volunteers. Average citizens opened up their wallets, gave of their time, and expended energy as they rushed to help fellow citizens. Local non-profits and large multi-national corporations alike demonstrated that compassion is a universal trait of humanity. No doubt, the response to Hurricane Irma will be just as compassionate and swift.

As people and organizations rush to Florida to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma, one organization that responds to natural disasters is often overlooked — the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief program. Under the auspices of the North American Mission Board, SBC, the Disaster Relief program quickly moves into devastated areas with well-trained and coordinated manpower, physical resources like food and clothing, and, of course, money. …

Go here for the rest of the story.

I just sent them some money. Based on what I’ve been reading, they appear to be far more responsive and results-oriented than the Red Cross has been.

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