Crisis Response

When natural disasters and other emergencies take place, relief and recovery teams have to be ready to respond as soon as possible. Send Relief stays prepared to mobilize teams and relief supplies when crises happen.

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(Respond to Crisis – International – 16182)

Overview

When disaster strikes, your church or family can help communities that have endured the unimaginable. No matter how distant a disaster may seem, Send Relief has partners around the world ready to jump into action and give food, water, shelter and health care to families recovering from devastation. From major disasters like Hurricane Harvey to smaller disasters like flooding in South Asia, our ministry projects provide relief for months and even years after the disaster.

Current Crises

  • St. Vincent Volcanic Eruption La Soufrière volcano on Saint Vincent Island erupted on April 9, causing a layer of ash to blanket the island, power outages and sanitation concerns. Send Relief is partnering with local Baptist partners to serve evacuees displaced after the tragedy by providing emergency food boxes, health care and hygiene supplies. You can join the response by giving above.
  • Southeastern Tornadoes – Several tornadoes and severe storms tore across parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on March 25, destroying homes and businesses throughout the region. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams are on the ground to provide chainsaw work, temporary roofing and other disaster relief amid the devastating damage in Central Alabama. Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are meeting immediate needs in Newnan, GA to help survivors recover. Send Relief is assisting the response by sending supplies to our SBDR partners.
  • Eastern Kentucky Flood Recovery – Several counties in Eastern Kentucky experienced historic flooding in early March 2021. Send Relief is partnering with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams as they respond to flood recovery needs and feed flood survivors.

Our Impact

Last year, you gave food to nearly 500,000 individuals recovering from a disaster.