Hurricane Katrina: DONATE to Baptist Disaster Relief

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    If you want to help with diaster relief from the damage caused by Katrina please consider donating to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Fund

    Whatever you think about the SBC, its theology, or its politics, the SBC’s disaster relief is extremely well-organized with a lot of resources in the nearby Southeast.

    It is a wholly volunteer operation, too. 100% of your donation will go to food and materials. How many organizations can say that?

    Click here for more information or to send your own contribution.

    People in the affected areas are in desperate shape and need all the help we can give them. Please be generous in your giving.
     
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    Here's another worthy (though secular) fund one can donate to. The foundation also matches every donation 50 cents on the dollar. Plus, none of the money goes to administrative expenses. Every dollar goes to where it is needed.

    http://www.mccormicktribune.org/mtf/hurricanerelief.htm
     
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    It seems that they don't have any operations of their own. They give the funds they raise to relief organizations, which only delays the process.
     
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    It is a wholly volunteer operation, too. 100% of your donation will go to food and materials. How many organizations can say that?

    American Baptist churches USA also have a mission
    "One Great Hour of Sharing" that 100% will go to the needy. The ABmen disaster relief team is already there. You can go to www.abc-usa.org for more info.
     
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    Southern Baptist Relief is already there helping, chaplains, food, it is amazing.
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    I do not recommend giving money to a secular fund because how then can Jesus get the glory?

    Also, they tend to have a higher administrative cost percentage than Christian groups. So more of your money will get to the victim.
     
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    If you are IFB and don't want to participate in the more denominationally oriented funds, the fbf also is coordinating relief funds and material.
    go to http://www.f-b-f.org and click on the operation renewed hope link on the left.

    I have heard that Tri-city Baptist Church in Kansas City is also coordinating and preparing for rebuilding projects through a camp that they operate in LA, but there is no info on their website yet. I'll send any information out that I get.
     
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    Says who? Jesus can get the glory as he pleases. I donate to the American Cancer Society, and I've seen Jesus get lots of glory.
    That's a generalization, shown not to be necessarily accurate. The fund I linked to in the earlier posts matches donations 50%, meaning if you donate a dollar, the actual donation is $1.50. Plus, their none of he money donated goes to administrative costs, which means just every penny donated, plus another 50%, goes directly to the cause. I checked them out thoroughly prior to posting, and have seen them do great work locally in other situations. That is why I shared the link with everyone here.

    I encourage people to provide links to any other charities that they feel are worthy of donating to. People are free and welcome to give as the Holy Spirit directs them to. There is no need to turn this thread into a "my charity is better than your charity" arguement.
     
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    Here is a link to sharperiron with several informational links on the Operation Renewed Hope mission under the auspices of Tri-City baptist church in Kansas City. They are looking for several different types of help from funding, to clean up crews, to "hope boxes" of essential needs

    Sharper Iron forums - Katrina - Operation Renewed Hope info
     

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