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Old September 15th, 2017, 04:59 PM   #11
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Of course they are always some of the first to start providing what they can. We hear a lot about the Salvation Army and it is good to see all these others given credit for their part in this.

You wont see any groups that at first to promote riots (they call protests) in any of this big line up, they are too busy trying to find something to protest against and bring damage to property and people...BLM for example.
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The Best-Kept Secret in Disaster Relief: Southern Baptists
By John Ellis September 11, 2017
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Night city street after a storm surge of a hurricane.
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As Hurricane Irma leaves behind a trail of destruction and pain, the nation again turns its eyes to disaster relief. Just a few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in many of us. Desiring to aid the victims in Texas, celebrities traded on their popularity to encourage donations and volunteers. Average citizens opened up their wallets, gave of their time, and expended energy as they rushed to help fellow citizens. Local non-profits and large multi-national corporations alike demonstrated that compassion is a universal trait of humanity. No doubt, the response to Hurricane Irma will be just as compassionate and swift.

As people and organizations rush to Florida to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma, one organization that responds to natural disasters is often overlooked ó the Southern Baptist Convention's Disaster Relief program. Under the auspices of the North American Mission Board, SBC, the Disaster Relief program quickly moves into devastated areas with well-trained and coordinated manpower, physical resources like food and clothing, and, of course, money.

The organization's website states:

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action. This ministry meets the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations. Christ calls for believers to demonstrate His love to those affected by disasters through our timely use of resources, talents and time. We provide many different types of relief, including food, water, child care, laundry, repairs, rebuilding and more.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has gained national and international recognition for our work in crisis situations across the country. State convention leaders invest significant resources to provide proper training for our volunteers. They stand ready at a momentís notice to help the hurting and bring hope during a catastrophe.

In 2013, replicating their response to previous disasters, SBC Disaster Relief rushed to the aid of tornado victims in Oklahoma. In a video posted on FEMA's website, it's revealed that the SBC's mobile kitchen units provide 90 percent of all hot food distributed around the country by the Red Cross and the Salvation Army when disasters strike.

According to a New York Times' article, "Nearly 95,000 Baptists across the country are trained to handle disasters like hurricanes and floods. After the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, the Baptist group is the biggest disaster relief organization in the country."

The NYT story confirms the claim made by Diane Davis of BP Press that "Our Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is the nation's third-largest disaster relief organization."

Suffering is a part of our sinful world. However, that reality doesn't mean that Christians should sit idly by as others endure pain and loss. We are commanded to love our neighbors and to provide aid and comfort to the hungry and the oppressed. It's heartening to know that even in the worst of times, the Southern Baptist Convention is busy obeying God by providing aid and relief to those in need.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 05:18 PM   #13
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So what?

These organizations are tax exempt FOR THIS VERY REASON.

They are doing exactly what they claimed they were going to do when applying for tax exempt status and now we're supposed to be in awe of them because they're actually doing it?????

The question is why aren't they doing MORE? How much money does the Catholic Church have? You think giving away, say, $10 million is going to hurt them? What about televangelists like Olsteen or Pat Robertson that live in multi million dollar homes and sit atop multi million dollar empires? Couldn't Olsteen sell his home and use the proceeds to house some of the people made homeless by Harvey? Olsteen couldn't make do with an 2,400 sq ft, 400,000 dollar home? How much money does Robertson pull in from CBN/Regent University?

Funny how the people who claim they are talking to Jesus don't really live like Jesus.
You are such a hateful person. It is better than the Hollywood elites who go to the phone banks and ask for more from taxpayers instead of writing a check themselves.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 06:27 PM   #15
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You are such a hateful person. It is better than the Hollywood elites who go to the phone banks and ask for more from taxpayers instead of writing a check themselves.
How exactly is it better?
Is it not primary taxpayers that fill the pockets of the above mentioned pastors?
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It is the members of the congregations that support the pastors.

It is beyond belief that any would not compliment the great efforts put forth to help these people...most totally unknown and not members of the organization. No questions asked, just give and help.
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How exactly is it better?
Is it not primary taxpayers that fill the pockets of the above mentioned pastors?
Because the Hollywood type have excess cash lying around, most of us do not. They banter about talking about helping all the poor and downtrodden, but instead of putting their money where their mouth is they beg you to give more. see it's amazing how little they care after saying how much they care. Trump gave a Million Dollars of his own money, uses what would be his salary to pay down debt, and gets no credit. Hollywood creeps give nothing of their own, and work phone banks, and the left is like oh look how much they care.
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