We have received several inquiries from individuals wishing to support disaster relief efforts in Texas following our historic winter event. "This is truly a statewide emergency in every sense of the word,” said TBM Disaster Relief Director David Wells. “Every city, every region of Texas is being affected. We are seeking to provide help, hope, and healing as quickly as possible.”
Although power has returned to many communities in Texas, families around the state are still without water, food, and heat. In some instances, families have lost their belongings or home as a result of the freezing temperatures. How can you help? Here are a few ideas for how you can be the Hands and Feet of Christ, showing love and support for those impacted by the disaster. Consider ministering individually, through your church or alongside your WMU missions-discipleship group.
In Your Community:
1. Pray for the residents, volunteers, first responders, energy workers, government officials, and churches in your community.
2. Reach out to your neighbors. . What are their needs? Do what you can to meet any physical needs they may have, like food, water or medical supplies.
Along the Border:
1. Pray for Texas Baptists missionaries serving along the southern border as they minister. Pray that God will meet their needs and protect them as they serve Him. A list of supplies will be provided soon.
1. Serve on a water, food, or mud out team with Texas Baptist Men. Sign up here.
2. Provide Home Depot, Walmart, or Lowes gift cards to Texas Baptist Men to help families restore their homes. General gift cards are also accepted. Visit here to submit gift cards.
3. Donate to Texas Baptist Men. TBM Disaster Relief is made possible by prayer and financial support. One hundred percent of gifts to TBM Disaster Relief support disaster relief ministry. To give online, visit tbmtx.org. To give via check, send it to Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron Dr., Dallas, Texas 75227.
4. Texas Baptist Men also has a need for large quantities of bottled water. If you have a connection with an organization or company to help supply this need, please contact Texas Baptist Men at 214-275-1100.
Thank you, WMU of Texas family, for stepping up during this difficult time. Please feel free to contact us at (214) 828-5150 with any questions.