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.
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.
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.
With the help of volunteers from @RenaissancePGH, our team at our Pittsburgh Ministry Center was able to pack almost 100 bags – equal to over 1,400 meals – to be given out to people in need. pic.twitter.com/eYIfd293tk
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) April 1, 2020
Send Relief Missionary Rob Allen from our Appalachia Ministry Center in Ashland, KY arrived in New Orleans recently with 7,000 prepackaged meals, hand sanitizer and hygiene products to help our team in @sendneworleans continue to meet needs. pic.twitter.com/Owu6D1S3Nf
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) March 27, 2020
We’ve been asked by @fema to put out a call for volunteers to serve in local food banks. Many of their volunteers are in the higher risk population and cannot serve right now. To find a food bank near you, visit https://t.co/bFbphP1erK pic.twitter.com/lyWmDti7Ok
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) April 2, 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.
— 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.
Our missionaries are finding creative ways to serve their communities during this time of #socialdistancing, like turning the Send Relief van into an ice cream truck!
— Send Relief (@sendrelief) March 29, 2020
Our Family was led to reach our Community for Christ by Putting together care packages for the homeless in Colorado Springs yesterday and today we got the streets! Since there’s way less traffic the homeless aren’t having there basic necessities of life being met. pic.twitter.com/MsSKQDJNKd
— John Monderen (@JMonderen) March 30, 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.