10 Free Ways to Support Send Relief

  1. Pray
    Prayer isn’t the least you can do—it’s the most!We have a variety of prayer guides with specific ideas and prayer requests for needs around the world. You can also sign up for our new, monthly prayer newsletter. Use these in your personal quiet time, family devotionals, small-group gatherings and more!
  2. Amazon Smile
    Did you know that Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the nonprofit of your choice? And it doesn’t cost you a thing! It might not seem like much, but over time, that small change can lead to big change for people in need.Instead of shopping at amazon.com, start your session at smile.amazon.com. You will need to identify Send Relief as the charity of your choice during your first session, but after that, you don’t need to do anything else! Just go to smile.amazon.com every time you shop.It’s exactly the same experience as using the standard Amazon site, and you’re meeting needs of people around the world while buying your regular essentials.
  3. Donate Your Birthday
    Give away your big day! Ask your friends to make gifts to Send Relief instead of wrapping something up for you.They can use the Send Relief Gift Catalog to make specific selections, or sites like Facebook make it easy to set up a fundraiser for your birthday. It’s just a few clicks, and your friends and family can donate in your honor using a credit card. (Facebook covers the processing fees for birthday fundraisers on their site, so 100% of your gift will reach Send Relief.)
  4. Volunteer at a Send Relief Ministry Center
    There are ministry centers located in strategic communities across North America where you can serve people in need. Contact your closest ministry center to see how you and your group can help.
  5. Home Improvement Purchases
    Improve your own home and help rebuild the homes of those affected by disaster. Home Depot and Lowe’s will donate 5% of the price of your eligible purchase to our close disaster response ministry partner, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. Register your credit card using the linked instructions above, and every time you swipe your registered card, a donation will automatically be made.
  6. Donate Credit Card Rewards
    Many major credit cards allow you to donate your points or miles to a charitable organization. If you don’t see Send Relief as an option on your card, cash out your cashback rewards, and donate the funds to Send Relief.
  7. Raise awareness
    Use your social media connections and more to raise awareness for Send Relief. Like and comment on Send Relief Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Share stories and posts to your own network. Listen to the “Stories of Hope” podcast, share the episodes with friends and leave a rating on your podcast app to help other people find the podcast.
  8. Fundraise
    Use your talents or even extra stuff to raise money for Send Relief. Break out the family recipes and sell baked goods. Use your natural creativity to make crafts to sell online or at a craft market. Host a garage sale for your Sunday school class or neighborhood. Donate the proceeds to Send Relief generally, or pick out a few items from the gift catalog to fund.
  9. Ask your employer about their support for nonprofits
    Some employers have a budget line item for donations, and they will be happy to take suggestions from employees. Other employers will match donations given by employees, so if you did a fundraiser, you could double your impact with a donation match from your employer.
  10. Extreme Couponing
    With careful planning and coupon stacking, you can often get toiletries, groceries and other items for free! Check in with your closest Send Relief ministry center to see what items they need and keep an eye out for extreme deals. There are many websites and social media pages dedicated to the practice of extreme couponing, so get to clipping!

Published October 20, 2021