Americans are among the most generous people on earth. Not just generous with money but also with time and effort. I have also seen that many people at our church model generosity in incredible ways, especially when there is a real need.
As you already know there is a real need in Houston. As a Texan I am so grateful to the many of you who have asked what they can do to help those affected by hurricane Harvey.
For those who desire to help, the best way we can at such an early stage in the recovery, is through the donation of money. This idea is universal among people who work in the disaster relief field. Over the years we have seen many well meaning people seeking to help by collecting supplies to take down to the flooded areas only to see that those donations being scooped up and thrown away or burned.
Here are two articles that can help explain why we recommend that people donate money instead of collecting supplies to take down to Texas.
Video ( This is the best one) Click here
Article : Cash is best. Click here to read.
In the future if people would like to go down to help then we will be putting out information about how you can do that.
WHO DO WE GIVE TO?
Our recommendation for donating is through our Southern Baptist partners the North American Mission Board ( NAMB) or our state convention the SBCV. 100% of your money donated to either of these goes to relief efforts.
You can donate through our state convention by clicking here – Click here to Donate