Hurricane Harvey Response
As waters rise and life-saving rescues continue from the Houston metro area to the Gulf Coast region, CBF Disaster Response and its partners — including CBF Texas, Fellowship Southwest and others — are in touch with national and state partners and are contacting Texas church leaders to assess their needs.
CBF has more than 100 partner churches in the city of Houston and surrounding communities as well as field personnel serving in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley.
CBF will work with state and regional organizations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), as well as other local and national partners, including friends in the North American Baptist Fellowship, in any response.
In keeping with CBF’s focus on long-term impact, CBF Disaster Response participates in networks seeking to help communities after a devastating event, but employs most of its resources on the long-term recovery, rehabilitation and resiliency of a community after first-responders have finished their work. This takes time and planning.
- CBF establishes Houston headquarters for long-term Harvey relief efforts (CBFblog 9.1.2017)
- CBF Harvey response: 5 things you and your church can do (CBFblog 8.30.2017)
- As storm continues, CBF assessing needs in Houston (CBFblog 8.28.2017)
- CBF Disaster Response staff monitoring Hurricane Harvey (CBFblog 8.25.2017)
Please pray for families who have lost everything they own and first-responders who are giving everything they have to save lives. Pray for communities as they cope and as they heal.
We ask that churches and individuals provide financial support so that funds can be used locally to respond in the most effective way to meet needs. Please consider a gift to the CBF Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund here. CBF is not accepting donations of items as we have learned from experience that it is much more efficient and cost-effective to provide funds that allow Disaster Response personnel to procure supplies as needed.
If you prefer, you may also give by mailing a check payable to "CBF" to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
PO Box 102972
Atlanta, GA 30368-2972
*be sure to include "CBF Hurricane Response" in the memo line
See available opportunities in Texas and apply to serve here. As search and rescue efforts give way to recovery, CBF will begin providing information and accepting registrations for volunteer teams.