We’re happy to report that our Baptist Collegiate Ministry family in Texas has weathered the Hurricane Harvey storm, and no homes or BSMs have been reported as destroyed. However, these groups will need your prayers and help for months to come.
When it comes to disaster relief efforts, we know that it will be a marathon, and not a sprint. The needs will be great for months and years to come. As a collegiate ministry family, let’s be in it to help for the long haul, and not just while it is a news headline.
For Baptist Collegiate Ministries across the country and beyond who would like to assist immediately and all year long, opportunities are available for your groups to plan at least one weekend trip this school year to assist with disaster relief and restoration efforts. Below is some general information, compiled by Brenda Sanders, Collegiate Ministries Consultant with Texas Baptists, that will be essential to your planning. For additional questions, Brenda’s contact information is below.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TAKING A GROUP TO ASSIST
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- We must know when BSM/BCM groups are going to serve. CLICK HERE to provide that information.
- You MUST take out the HSR accidental insurance on your group, whether you volunteer for a day, a weekend, or a week. Contact Brenda for the insurance form.
- Be ready to go self-contained. That means taking bedding, all food, all water, tools, and supplies. This can change in the weeks and months to come. CLICK HERE for suggestions on what to pack to be self- contained.
- Be well prepared. There are supplies, precautions, and preparations you need to make. CLICK HERE for information about packing and safety preparations.TEAMS NEEDED IN THE FUTUREThe situation is developing. There are areas that are not ready for help, yet. Contact Brenda for more information.Texas Baptist Men will have more needs and information in the days and weeks to come.
Mid-May Trip – David Scott from BGCT BOUNCE is considering planning a collegiate BOUNCE week May 21-26. It will be along the coast and a packaged deal, with all housing, meals, and supplies included. If you think you might be interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. A gage of interest must be known before plans are made.
Brenda and her team will keep opportunities and information updated as available. If you know of other opportunities to serve, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.