June 19, 2015
By Aaron Weaver
DECATUR, Ga. — To respond to the devastating flooding in Houston, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $6,000 to assist people affected by the recent storms as well as a CBF partner congregation affected by the flood.
Baptist Temple, located in the historic Houston Heights community in northwest-central Houston, saw its facilities damaged by the flooding. The church has received critical assistance from volunteer groups in the immediate aftermath of the storm, but need additional assistance.
South Main Baptist Church, a CBF partner congregation in Houston, is working to meet the needs of meet the needs of area families impacted by the flooding. Amy Grizzle Kane, minister to adults at South Main, said that the church is assisting with urgent needs that continue to arise.
CBF Disaster Response Director Tommy Deal expressed his appreciation for Cooperative Baptists who have contributed to the disaster relief efforts.
“CBF has been blessed by gifts that people have sent to us to help folks after these storms,” Deal said. “It is our honor to come alongside these churches in collaboration with CBF of Texas.”
Deal said other areas of Texas are in need of volunteer groups to aid in the recovery process. Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery, a key partner of CBF Disaster Response, is coordinating this recovery effort, he noted.
Deal is encouraging church leaders to enlist groups and connect with TBDR to plan a week this summer to volunteer in Texas. For additional information on how to assist, visit www.texasbaptists.org/disaster (note your group is “CBF” during volunteer registration).
To support these efforts, you may give to CBF Disaster Response online or by mailing a check addressed to CBF with “Disaster Response-17000″ in the memo line to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 102972
Atlanta, GA 30368
CBF is a Christian Network that helps people put their faith to practice through ministry efforts, global missions and a broad community of support.The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.