For those of you who are looking for ways to help in the wake of the storm outbreaks in the Southern USA, here are a few suggestions of disaster relief efforts to support:
Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief. This would help support efforts in Arkansas as well as when Arkansas Disaster Relief teams go out of the state to help with other situations.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. This will help with Baptist-operated disaster efforts anywhere they happen. This includes the feeding units and chainsaw teams that are across the Southeast right now.
Westmont Baptist Church in Birmingham. This is a local church right in the midst of the mess that is Birmingham right now. The church sustained minor damage and is doing the best they can to feed, shelter, help out the community around them. It’s not likely that they will get more in donations than they can use. Here is the address:
Westmont Baptist Church Disaster Relief
2963 Mulga Loop Road
Birmingham, AL 35224
The good ting about giving through any of these channels is that the structure to deliver aid is already in place. You are not going to be funding salaries, mortgage payments, and capital improvements. All of the support-type apparatus is funded through various other methods: regular church offerings, state and national missions offerings. If you choose to give, you can be confident that what you give will go to help people in the midst of these disasters.