OKLAHOMA TORNADO RELIEF
The recent disaster in Oklahoma is an opportunity for followers of Christ to support those who have been affected.
Here are three ways we can help our brothers and sisters in Oklahoma:
Pray that God will comfort those who are hurting and have lost loved ones.
Pray that God will give strength to those who are helping with disaster relief.
Pray that followers of Christ will have opportunities to show and share God's love in the midst of this tragedy.
MONEY: In most disaster relief efforts, the best gift is money. This money allows disaster relief crews to purchase exactly what is needed for that particular relief effort, and many of the purchases can be made on or near site to help the economy of the affected area, also reducing shipping costs. Even when someone offers to physically transport those items, fuel costs are incurred. It may seem more personal to donate items, but do not overlook the need for money.
Donations can be made by check, cash, or online gift to First Baptist Church. CLICK HERE for online donations. Donations designated for this relief project will be used entirely for this project. These gifts are tax deductible with the proper receipts. Send check to First Baptist Church, 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.
You can also give directly to NAMB (Disaster Relief, North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention). CLICK HERE for information.
You can also give directly to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief. CLICK HERE for information.
Follow the progress made by Disaster Relief teams sent to Oklahoma from many different states on Twitter: @NAMB_SBC.
Certified Disaster Relief Volunteers will be called when they are needed. You can check the Georgia Baptist Convention website for the latest details.
If you would like to become a certified disaster relief worker, please CLICK HERE for future training opportunities so you will be ready to volunteer on the next disaster.
For the latest information on this current disaster, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about how you can help, please contact Dr. Michael O'Neal: