Donate to Hurricane Relief
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists to pray for and donate One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to those in the path of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma,
Irma has followed closely on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25, severely affecting both Texas and Louisiana. At Corporacion Milagros del Amor, an ABHMS partner in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Executive Director Yamina Apolinaris and her staff are caring for the homeless population. Before Irma hit Puerto Rico, Apolinaris and her staff prepared and distributed kits of drinking water, pre-cooked meals, clothes, insect repellent, rain capes, basic articles and information about shelters.
Donations designated to “OGHS-Hurricane” can be made through The West Acton Baptist Church; make check out to WABC, memo: Hurricane Relief & place in offering envelope.
One hundred percent of donations go to relief efforts; no dollars are retained for administrative costs.
American Baptist International Ministries will continue to monitor the impact of the Hurricanes and join the appeal if the area is significantly impacted.
One Great Hour of Sharing is administered by the World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA. The committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief, disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance by establishing policy guidelines and overseeing distribution of the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering received by churches.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.