Disaster relief

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  1. Joseph_Botwinick

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    If you would like to contribute to disaster releif for the hurricanes, I reccomend the following Southern Baptist resource as trustworthy:

    Disaster Relief Fund - NAMB

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  2. LadyEagle

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    Thanks, Joseph!
     
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    From FOX News Web site:

    The American Red Cross is taking donations to help the thousands of victims at http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html.

    Following is a list of other Web sites offering disaster relief information:

    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Phone: 1-800-621-FEMA
    http://www.fema.gov/

    Louisiana Homeland Security
    http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/

    City of New Orleans
    http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx

    Louisiana Governor's Office
    http://www.gov.state.la.us/

    Catholic Charities
    Phone: 1-800-919-9338
    http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

    FEMA Charity tips
    http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

    National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
    http://www.nvoad.org/

    Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    http://www.la-spca.org/

    National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
    Ande Miller, Executive Director
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 703-339-5596
     
  4. Martin

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    Let's not forget Samaritan's Purse. They are also starting a relief effort.

    See their web site for information.

    In Christ,
    Martin.
     
  5. TexasSky

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    Ben posted some important numbers in another thread too. I recommend NAMB because of the salvation message.
     
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    Are you a private pilot? Canal Street looks dry. Contact the American Red Cross or FEMA and find out if there is a no fly zone in the area. If there isn't, see if you can air drop supplies.
     
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    Also Operation Blessing, if you don't mind helping Pat Robertson's people.
     
  10. MatthewHenry

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    From an E-mail I got here...:

    Message: 1
    Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 07:52:24 -0500
    From: [email protected]
    Subject: [BBFI-News] Katrina Relief Fund
    To: &lt;[email protected]&gt;
    Message-ID:
    &lt;[email protected]&gt;
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2005
    Katrina Relief Fund Alert

    The Baptist Bible Fellowship Missions Office has setup an account for
    relief efforts for churches on the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane
    Katrina. Contributions can be designated to specific churches or sent
    in to be disbursed to needs in general as they are identified.
    Donations can be mailed to:
    BBFI Mission Office
    P.O. Box 802757
    Kansas City, MO 64180-2757

    Make checks payable to "Baptist Bible Fellowship" and note "Katrina
    Relief Fund" in the memo line of the check.

    Dr. Rick Carter of Canyon Creek Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas, is coordinating the relief efforts in Mississippi and eastward. Dr. Carter
    says that he has plans to keep updated
    information at the church's
    website http://www.canyoncreekbc.org

    Pastor Mike Landry of the Baptist Tabernacle in Shreveport and chairman of the Louisiana Baptist Bible Fellowship is heading up the efforts in
    Louisiana. You may contact these churches for more information on their specific areas or to give to funds set up by their respective ministries

    It is not yet known exactly which churches have been affected or the specific nature of their needs. The list of BBFI churches but would
    include:
    Church Name
    Pastor
    Location

    Update
    Lighthouse Baptist Church
    Randy Farwell
    Biloxi, MS
    Some damage to church and pastor's home
    Tabernacle Baptist Church
    Joshua Paynter
    Gautier, MS
    No info
    Bible Baptist Church
    Harold Payne
    Gulfport, MS
    Lost all buildings except gym
    Bible Baptist Church
    John Smith
    Petal, MS
    Lost Sunday School building; some home damage
    This list of churches will be updated at http://www.bbfimissions.com

    As of this writing, trucks with relief supplies are not yet allowed into Many places that were affected by Katrina. Churches and State
    Fellowships may wish to plan now to work together to send supplies and/or workers when this opportunity becomes available. Other
    opportunities to help with immediate Humanitarian could be sent through
    other agencies not connected to the BBFI:

    (snipped this part, as it as been stated elsewhere on this board.)

    Associate Mission Director Dennis Jennings is coordinating the BBFI Mission Office efforts and can be reached through the office or by email
    ([email protected]).

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    I guess them BBFI folks do have a heart! ;)

    M.H.

    (edited by poster to make it look at little neater and to remove the bazzilion line returns... cut and paste ain't what's cracked up to be! :D :rolleyes: )
     
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    I agree. We should donate to Christ-centered relief organizations.
     
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    The Salvation Army continues to feed and shelter refugees of Hurricane Katrina. We will continue to work diligently while there is need to meet that need in whatever ways we can. We thank you for your partnership with us.

    A $100 donation to The Salvation Army will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household clean-up kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies. Donate now...


    Victims Needing Assistance:

    &gt; Please call 1-888-363-2769.

    Connect with Loved Ones:

    &gt; SATERN - The Salvation Army's Team Emergency Radio Network has been activated. Click here to send a health and welfare request regarding family and friends you otherwise are unable to locate...

    &gt; If you receive an error page when asking for a 'health and welfare request,' please click 'refresh' until the page appears. We thank you for your patience!

    How You Can Help:

    1. Financial Donations:
    Financial contributions are greatly needed, and provide The Salvation Army with the funds to purchase what storm victims need. They also allow The Salvation Army to assess the unique needs of individuals and families, as well as put money back into the economy of those communities affected by the disaster.

    &gt; Click here to donate online...

    &gt; To donate by phone, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY..

    &gt; To donate by mail, send checks, earmarked 'disaster relief,' to:

    The Salvation Army
    Hurricane Relief Fund
    PO Box 630243
    Baltimore, MD 21263-0243.

    &gt; Visit your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club to donate to The Salvation Army's Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

    2. In - Kind Donations:
    Due to the uncertainty of specific needs and a desire for The Salvation Army to meet as many of those needs as possible, we are not accepting in kind donations at this time. Please take all donations of clothing to your local thrift store to assist them in continued service to your community. Corporations wishing to make in kind donations may contact 1-888-363-2769.

    3. Volunteers:
    &gt; Click here to fill out a Salvation Army volunteer form. You will be contacted as the need arises.

    4. Prayer:
    &gt; Please pray for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and for the rescue and response workers as they all begin to weed through the destruction.

    http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn.nsf
     
  13. TexasSky

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    New Orleans is/was a music Mecca. Anyone with a true love of making music usually turns to that during times of great stress, and yet, in the many hours of video I've watched regarding Katrina - I have yet to see a musical instrument case go by a camera. I can only assume that in that muck of New Orleans are thousands of instruments.

    Coming from a family that loved to make music, I am well aware that many people have old instruments in their closets and attics. People keep the acoustical guitars they learned to play on when they move up to the electric guitar. Some keep the half-size cello they had before they moved up to the full size. Some don't play anymore, but hung onto that instrument from high school or college. I am hoping to get people to donate these unused instruments to the survivors of the hurricane, but I can't stir that spirit alone. I am hoping that you might pass on this idea to music students or music organizations.

    I am also contacting places like "Gibson Guitar".

    I'm not asking people to buy anything, or to give up anything they love. I just think an instrument that isn't being used belongs in the hands of someone who needs an instrument.

    Thank you for listening,
     
  14. Ben W

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    Good idea Sky, I think that when people have lost everything, maybe a new instrument could be just the thing to cheer someone up. Maybe even if it were given to someone that had previously been unable to afford to purchase one of their own.
     
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    Regarding the music, we had requests for instruments, and we filled them. [​IMG]
     

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