CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
Disaster Response / Field Personnel / Newsroom

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm

By Marv Knox A perfect storm of calamity—the immigration crisis, COVID-19 and a hurricane—has buffeted Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministry in Matamoros, Mexico. The needs are dire; the response is sacrificial. Since 2018, Fellowship Southwest has supported feeding projects on the Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, as well as in the sprawling … Continue reading

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks
Disaster Response / Feature / General CBF

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks

By Jennifer Colosimo Just over a year ago, First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga.,  took members on a mission trip to the Florida panhandle to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael. The devastation was immense, and people were left without homes, food, water or much hope. For FBC Dalton, witnessing that immense tragedy … Continue reading

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley

By Elket Rodríguez Hurricane Hanna left a trail of devastation as it tore through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley near the Gulf of Mexico July 25. Hanna dumped more than 15 inches of rain on the region, severely flooding rural areas and colonias. Hanna’s impetuous winds also wreaked havoc, overturning trailer homes and ripping roofs off … Continue reading

El Huracán Hanna añade miseria a los efectos del COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Espanol

El Huracán Hanna añade miseria a los efectos del COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande

Por Elket Rodríguez El huracán Hanna dejó una estela de devastación al pasar el pasado 25 de julio por el Valle del Río Grande de Texas. Hanna arrojó más de 15 pulgadas de lluvia en la región cercana al Golfo de México, inundando severamente las zonas rurales y las colonias. Los impetuosos vientos de Hanna … Continue reading

COVID-19 and CBF Domestic Disaster Response: Recommendations for Summer and Fall 2020
Disaster Response

COVID-19 and CBF Domestic Disaster Response: Recommendations for Summer and Fall 2020

By Rick Burnette Last year, who could have imagined the prospect of an active hurricane season on top of a global pandemic? With roughly one-third of CBF churches located in regions with significant risk from hurricanes, we must come to terms with COVID-19 and hurricane forecasts for the remainder of 2020 and move forward with … Continue reading

When Disaster Response is In Your Neighborhood
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

When Disaster Response is In Your Neighborhood

Note from Rick Burnette, CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager — For CBF Domestic Disaster Response to engage disaster recovery sites, three criteria must be met: There must be the presence of local CBF congregations, ministry partners and/or CBF Global Missions field personnel who are willing and able to engage in needed response The disaster-affected CBF … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic

By Rick Burnette We greeted 2020 with plans and actions. Not only was CBF Disaster Response moving forward with involvement in the Bahamas, efforts were continuing in hurricane devastated areas of Florida and North Carolina. Additionally, we were providing support for the earthquake recovery in Puerto Rico. Although we were preparing for the inevitable 2020 … Continue reading

CBF, CBF of North Carolina contribute combined $25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Newsroom

CBF, CBF of North Carolina contribute combined $25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund

April 29, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF and CBF of North Carolina announced gifts totaling $25,000 to a new emergency relief fund to provide food to meet urgent essential needs of vulnerable children and families in communities where CBF serves in the United States and around the world. CBF launched the Coronavirus … Continue reading

The Marathon of Recovery Work—CBF Disaster Response continues the work of rebuilding in North Abaco
Disaster Response

The Marathon of Recovery Work—CBF Disaster Response continues the work of rebuilding in North Abaco

By Tyler Ward  Flying into Marsh Harbor on Abaco Island, one gets the impression that something horrible has happened. There are trees, but no leaves. There are buildings, but no walls or roofs. There are roads, but few cars. There are people, but there should be more of them. This is life on Abaco in … Continue reading