If you would like to donate monetary funds in the event of a national or international disaster, Riverchase Baptist
recommends contributing directly to any of the following worthy organizations. We base our recommendation upon the fact
that all of these organizations are long standing, reputable and give 100% of their donations directly to relief efforts.
Rather than Riverchase Baptist collecting a special offering and having our mission team decide which organization to contribute to,
we believe it is important for you to use your own discretion on how your donation is spent.
Disaster Relief Partner Organizations
The North American Mission Board, along with state Baptist convention leaders, has taken the lead in organizing Southern Baptists to respond to disasters. They contribute immediate manpower, ministry, and financial help during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, and urban disasters. NAMB uses Disaster Relief donations for meeting human needs as a priority and of sharing the Gospel and/or starting churches as part of NAMB's overall disaster relief ministry once these priorities are met. Donations to this fund may be used for multiple disaster responses as needs arise.
The WMU Foundation helps you respond through the HEART Fund. The HEART Fund was born out of a desire to help victims of September 11, 2001. Since its inception, the WMU Foundation has awarded HEART Fund grants to aid rebuilding efforts in Indonesia, following the 2004 tsunami; to Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, following the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and many others. Each grant works to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional renewal to ravaged lands and devastated hearts.
A hot meal delivered to victims after a disaster, blood when it is needed most, shelter when there is nowhere else to turn, an emergency message delivered to a member of the Armed Forces from their family -- these are just some of the ways that gifts are put to work through the American Red Cross. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the American Red Cross is empowering people to perform extraordinary acts in the face of emergencies.
The Salvation Army continues to work closely with federal, state and local authorities to assist in responding to natural and man-made disasters wherever and whenever they occur. In the last few years alone, the Army has provided on-site support during major emergency situations including the Virginia Tech shootings, the Minnesota bridge collapse, the southern California wildfires and the Midwest floods. These are just a few examples of the dozens of emergencies to which the Army responds each and every year.