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Hurricane Disaster Relief

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Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief has made a commitment to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma long after the nation’s attention has turned elsewhere.

Giving Options:

Click the button to support Hurricane disaster relief efforts.

Contributions may be designated to either Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. Funds not designated will be sent to areas with the greatest need.

Contributions may also be made by mail.

Just write “Hurricane Relief” in the memo line of your check made out to the Kentucky Baptist Convention. You may also designate specifically Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma if you choose.

Gifts should be mailed to:

PO Box 950295

Louisville, KY 40295.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

  • First of all, pray. Pray for those impacted, the first responders, emergency management leaders and Florida Disaster Relief and Southern Baptist Convention leaders as they seek to plan how we might respond in an effective way in the right timing. Pray for wisdom in planning and safety while traveling. Pray that God will open doors to the Gospel in this time of tragedy that teams might share the life-giving hope of Christ. Finally, pray that God’s will be done and that He be glorified in the midst of this tragedy.
  • Second, give. You can donate through the Kentucky Baptist Convention either by mailing checks designated for disaster relief or by giving online where all received contributions go to Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief efforts and to assist those affected by disasters. 
    Your church can collect gift cards to be sent to our partner Southern Baptist convention in Florida where they will be distributed to those in need. Remember, these gift cards allow the survivors to purchase items they need and the dignity of making the purchase themselves. 
  • Third, Prepare to go!  Certified disaster relief volunteers will be responding immediately. If you are interested in becoming involved with Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief learn more at www.kybaptist.org/dr. The best way to serve effectively is to become a trained and credentialed Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer. The next training will be held in Richmond, KY, on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

    Untrained individuals or church groups can volunteer to assist at www.namb.net/send-relief/disaster-relief/send-hope


WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO?

While there is always a desire to collect donations such as water, clothes or household products, these are not always the best. It is expensive to ship items and the required logistics on the ground for sorting, storing and distributing is a burden on the receiving community. Sometimes, we can also send well-intentioned but unneeded supplies.


WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT KENTUCKY BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF?

Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief has more than 4,500 certified volunteers capable of assisting those affected by natural and man-made disasters in Kentucky, the nation, and around the world.

 The ministry has 45 mobile response units across the state that stand ready to provide disaster victims and relief workers with hot meals, showers, child care, laundry facilities and water purification.

For more information about Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief and Disaster Relief training, visit www.kybaptist.org/dr.