Pray for the Texas coast — for the safety of those affected by the flood, for first responders, and for Texas Baptist Men who have been deployed to provide disaster relief assistance. Reach out to a sister church in the area to offer help. Also, consider one of these opportunities:

  • NEW: Church to church partnerships through Texas Baptists.See a list of churches inviting partners to help here.
  • The Union Baptist Association (Houston area) has set up a disaster relief fund. To make a contribution and to find out about other needs of that sister association, click here.
  • Sharing LIfe in Mesquite is asking for baby items, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. See the complete list plus instructions about drop-off here: http://sharinglifeoutreach.org/hurricane-harvey-relief.htm
  • Serve with OurCalling, a homeless discipleship ministry in Dallas. Homeless evacuees have already contacted the ministry. Volunteers are needed M-F, 9-5. Clothing items needed are adult underwear, socks, reading glasses, men’s shoes size 9+, men’s pants size 30+. They DO NOT need women’s clothing.
  • Trusted World needs volunteers to help sort donations. Sign up for a 2-hour time slot here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0948ada82ea7f85-hurricane.
  • Support the North American Mission Board’s “Send Relief” initiative. Donate here.
  • Support the families of Dallas Baptist University students living in Houston. Donate to DBU Responds.
  • Victim Relief Ministries is accepting monetary donations to help pay for water, baby food, and other supplies that will be taken to the Houston area. Donate here: https://victimrelief.org/
  • Make a donation to TBM to support their efforts: http://texasbaptistmen.org/
  • Not a TBM yellow shirt/hat? Register to volunteer through Voly.org.
  • Baptist Benevolent Ministries of Irving is accepting hygiene products and non-perishable food items for people coming to Dallas from the Houston area.
  • Provide shelter: Airbnb hosts in designated areas are able to volunteer their rentals through a sign-up program.
  • Pets: SPCA of Texas is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys, and newspaper. Take donations to 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas. Or, make a financial donation to spca.org/give.
  • Donate blood: Carter BloodCare says there will be an increase in demand for blood as intensive care patients arrive in North Texas. text donate4life to 444-999 or call 1-877-571-1000.