First Baptist Rogers will be partnering with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention to provide relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Over the next few weeks, we expect 28 recovery teams across the state will be deployed. Before this is over, we expect all 50 of the Arkansas Disaster Relief teams to be deployed to the Gulf Coast. In the coming days, there will be many needs. The state convention will have times when they collect tangible goods, need more volunteers, and connect with SBC churches in Texas. Please continue to stay tuned, and we will do our best to provide you with the most updated prayer requests and information on how you can help.
Currently, we are asking our members to first and foremost, pray for those victims of the disaster and the first responders that are on the ground already providing assistance. Below you will find additional ways you can support the relief efforts.
We received notice that multiple laundry and shower units will be deploying to the Houston area. They will likely assist survivors who have been displaced from their homes and those staying in local shelters. We do expect more units to be called up in the coming days.
Thank you for your generous giving to the relief effort. Your donations in times of disaster allow Arkansas teams on the ground to purchase supplies that will assist the survivors. Also, it's your Dixie Jackson State Missions dollars that allow our teams to be prepared and ready to go at a moment’s notice. There are many giving venues offered for you. While a common response is to send water, clothing, food, and other necessities, these kinds of donations often hamper relief efforts because roads are blocked and distribution is difficult. You can donate to Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief here.
You may securely give online through your normal online giving here. You will be able to designate funds to "Harvey" Disaster Relief.
You can also use Text to Give to donate to the relief effort. Text HARVEY and amount to 888-325-3385
(ex. HARVEY 100 - there must be a space between the keyword and amount)
Instructions will be received via text to sign into your account or create a new one.
Preparations are being made to take a team to the Houston area to assist with relief efforts. This is currently planned for October 1-7.
If you are interested in being a part of this team, please contact Wade Tomlinson.