Earth Relief - Baptist Global Response
The world’s heart breaks for the people of Haiti as they grieve for loved ones, home and whole communities lost in the Jan. 12 earthquake. Needs there will continue long after the crisis has moved out of the headlines.
Baptist Global response is coordinating a three-pronged assessment team planning to go into Haiti the week of Jan. 18 to connect with Haitian Baptist leaders and craft plans for disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake.
The assessment team will evaluate ministry needs like rescue operations, medical services and shelter, as well as logistical concerns like transportation and security, Jim Brown, U.S. director for Baptist Global Response, said.
You can respond in three ways:
Pray for earthquake victims and their families, for God’s mercy and compassion and that many will turn to Him in their hour of need.
Pray for wisdom and knowledge of how best to respond for the assessment team going into Haiti. Pray for their safety.
Make a donation to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.
With input from the assessment team, BGR is evaluating ways people can help short-term and long-term. Most help will be needed after the initial crisis is past. BGR expects to seek volunteers for construction, health care and other services.
Keep track of how you can help at gobgr.org.