Send Relief is meeting needs and changing lives during the COVID-19 crisis.
We’re thankful for the churches and volunteers who are joining us in donating supplies and their time to make a difference in the lives of people across the country. On this page you will find downloadable resources for churches to respond to the needs in their communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Another critical need is prayer. Download our COVID-19 Prayer Guide and join us in praying for people impacted by the pandemic and those who are stepping up to serve.
Providing Life-saving supplies
Send Relief has been working to provide emergency supplies, including protective gear for hospitals and first responders. Between donations from Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Southern Baptists have donated more than 228,000 N-95 masks and protective suits to hospitals and first responders in 13 states.
In one South Asian country, our partners are employing underprivileged women to sew over 10,000 protective masks for their communities. Pray that the people making and receiving these masks would be touched by God’s hand in their lives! pic.twitter.com/rn0tR6LKf1
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 8, 2020
Send Relief continues to serve by delivering meals through our ministry centers in New York City, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Puerto Rico. More than 83,000 meals have been distributed so far to our ministry centers.
Our team in Clarkston, GA is partnering with local refugee and international churches to provide food to 108 refugee and international families. Many of these families are not believers, but local pastors are using this as an opportunity to build relationships. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/kTGmMeD6hz
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 16, 2020
One church in an Eastern European capital is reaching out to its neighbors amid the #COVID19 #pandemic by distributing food and basic health items. Pray for the hearts of people receiving assistance, that they will be touched by God’s love for them! pic.twitter.com/VaIvaOqveW
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 6, 2020
The mission is still moving forward at our ministry center in Puerto Rico! In the past couple of weeks, our team has worked with @sendpuertorico churches to distribute over 7,400 meals to people in need on the island. pic.twitter.com/E1fRP76pBX
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 17, 2020
In Philadelphia, @SendPhilly churches are stepping up to meet needs! Recently, Redemption City Church distributed boxes with non-perishable food items to families in need in their community. We’re grateful to partner with churches to keep the mission moving forward! pic.twitter.com/03BYdvyYzc
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 3, 2020
Thanking Healthcare Workers
In the coming days, Send Relief will deliver care packages for healthcare workers in Atlanta, Denver, New York City, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Appalachia. These care packages will include essential items like pen lights, toiletries, ibuprofen, an assortment of flavored tea bags, and snacks like power bars and trail mix.
We’re grateful for churches serving those on the front lines! Volunteers from Christ Community Church in Darien, CT recently delivered more than 250 Send Relief care packages to local healthcare staff and first responders. https://t.co/9Vn1SLjBg1 pic.twitter.com/HPpTlf1gEL
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 29, 2020
— Adam Hollingsworth (@talkwithadam) April 5, 2020
You and your family can put together care packages with encouraging treats and essentials for healthcare workers. Check out https://t.co/9Vn1SLjBg1 for more information! https://t.co/9mqWWYnpFS
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) April 4, 2020
Sending the Church on mission
Churches and believers are stepping up and responding in a big way, and Send Relief is here to help! Send Relief is developing practical response guides to assist local churches and people in communities across the country who want to help but don’t know where to start. Check out guides on healthcare worker care packages, school supplies for underprivileged distance learners, taking care of the most vulnerable in your community and more.
In one Southeast Asian country, tourism is down 50%, putting hospitality workers at risk of bankruptcy. Send Relief is working with a local church to help the elderly and disabled in one village get access to weekly food packets. Pray their hearts will be open to the gospel. pic.twitter.com/8EDRcvOBF8
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) June 2, 2020
So grateful for incredible partners & volunteers who help us serve refugee families! Can’t wait for another day of food distribution tomorrow! Pray for the displaced peoples in our world. And check out @sendrelief for ways to pray as well as ways to serve #worldrefugeeday pic.twitter.com/zprpu2L5u9
— Jason Tipton (@jasonrtipton) June 20, 2020
Glad to be partnering with a great team @SendNYC Everlasting Church @JordanSauceda @sendnetwork packing Blessing Bags to help people in their neighborhood. @sendrelief provided coffee and baby wipes!! @foundersgive provided almost 4000 toothbrushes!! Result: Smiles all around 😊 pic.twitter.com/1YfFlk6vj6
— Jeremiah Brinkman (@JBB285) May 28, 2020
In @SendSouthFL, Send Relief Journeyman Iman Bolden has been mobilizing churches to meet needs in the Little Haiti community of Miami. Recently, her team distributed family care bags filled with toilet papers, paper towels, soap, and other essentials to families in need. pic.twitter.com/8c6Mb7LzWk
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) May 31, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically shifted our lives’ natural rhythms and has forced all of us to deal with sudden uncertainty. Perhaps more than anything right now, people need to know we love them and we care.
Serving the foster care community during COVID-19
Children in foster care are one of the at-risk communities feeling extraordinary pressure during this crisis. Your family and church can help meet needs and change lives for these families on mission.
Reaching out while staying in
Find ways for your family to meet needs and change lives from your home.
Care packages for healthcare professionals
Learn how your family or church can encourage healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
Encouragement for grocery, delivery and other essential workers
Whether restocking grocery store shelves or making deliveries to your home, there are men and women putting in long hours every day to help make our lives better during this crisis. Here are some simple ways to encourage and thank these essential workers.
4 Ways to care for your community’s most vulnerable
People with the least are often hit the hardest during a crisis like COVID-19. Learn how you can make a difference right now.
4 Ways to meet food needs
When much of the world has shut down, how can we help people in our community keep food on their tables.
School supplies for distance learning
Providing care packages filled with essential school items can help support your community in the chaos.
Helpful coronavirus websites
To make your search easier, we have listed links to some of the most helpful and comprehensive information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the federal government.