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SBC Disaster Relief teams in it for long haul

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Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief teams were among the first on the scene after Hurricane Harvey and will remain in place long after other organizations have pulled out.


These teams train year-round for every possible scenario that could bring human suffering. So, when a natural disaster or manmade calamity strikes, these dedicated and courageous men and women can respond at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world.


At this very moment, SBC Disaster Relief volunteers are working throughout the region hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey, offering help and hope amid what can only be described as very grim circumstances. Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief volunteers are, of course, in the thick of things, too.


Many from Kentucky have already responded or are on their way. They’ll remain on the ground helping victims long after the TV cameras have moved on to other stories. Months from now, these SBC Disaster Relief teams will still be shoulder-to-shoulder with Texas families.


Southern Baptists take this kind of work very seriously. That’s why they offer the assurance that every dollar they receive to help victims of Hurricane Harvey will go to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Neither the SBC nor the KBC keep even a penny of Disaster Relief contributions for administrative costs.


That’s important to know because, just last week, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians of fake charities that are popping up in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.


Beshear warned Kentuckians to be wary of scammers attempting to profit from relief efforts.


“The families and communities impacted by this deadly storm deserve our help,” Beshear said. “I am asking generous Kentuckians to please take time and verify a charity before making a donation.”


Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief efforts have been tried and proven as the real deal throughout North America and around the world. Wherever there’s human suffering, these volunteers are on the scene.


If you want to know beyond a doubt that your financial contributions will reach victims of Hurricane Harvey, we recommend the SBC’s Disaster Relief initiative. You can give at
http://www.kybaptist.org/stories/disaster-relief-for-hurricane-harvey,2684?/ 

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