Dallas-based organization, Texas Baptist Men, provides help to disaster zones for decades
Over the past weekend, a dedicated team of disaster relief volunteers hailing from Texas Baptist Men embarked on a journey from Dallas to Little Rock, where they have pledged to provide essential aid and comfort to those affected by a deadly tornado that recently rampaged through the city.
David Wells, the Director of Disaster Relief for the group, expressed that they have been vigilantly monitoring the weather and had volunteers on standby, with all necessary equipment at the ready, in case of emergency. The initial deployment crew consisted of a command center and a large generator.
Texas Baptist Men’s relief efforts in Little Rock were centered around assessing the damage caused by the tornadoes. Additional volunteers are set to arrive in the upcoming days, armed with power tools and a mobile kitchen, to aid in the ongoing relief efforts. According to the mayor, the damages in Little Rock are extensive, with over 2,000 homes and businesses having been destroyed or damaged.
Texas Baptist Men is a Christian organization based in Dallas, Texas, that has been mobilizing Christ followers to make a positive impact on the world for over 50 years. Founded in 1967 as a men’s ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Texas Baptist Men has grown to include more than 17,000 volunteers from various backgrounds, ages, and denominations, who serve in a wide variety of ministries.
One of the primary focuses of Texas Baptist Men is its disaster relief ministry, which is devoted to providing help, hope, and healing for millions of individuals affected by natural or man-made disasters. With over 5,000 trained disaster relief volunteers, Texas Baptist Men can respond quickly and effectively to any situation. They provide a wide range of services, including mass feeding, chainsaw work, debris removal, mud-out, ash-out, temporary roofing, shower units, laundry units, childcare, and chaplaincy.
In addition to its disaster relief efforts, Texas Baptist Men is also involved in a water ministry, which shares clean drinking water and the “living water” of Christ around the world. The organization has drilled more than 2,500 water wells in 80 countries, installed over 12,000 community water systems in 35 countries, and distributed more than 30,000 water filters in 75 countries. Texas Baptist Men also trains local leaders and churches to maintain and operate the water systems and share the gospel with their communities.
Texas Baptist Men has multiple regional offices and a headquarters in Dallas, where it operates a warehouse, a training center, and an office. The organization is supported by donations from individuals, churches, and organizations who share its vision and mission. Texas Baptist Men partners with other local, national, and international agencies, including Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC), North American Mission Board (NAMB), International Mission Board (IMB), Baptist World Alliance (BWA), and Samaritan’s Purse.
If you want to join Texas Baptist Men in its efforts, visit its website to learn more about the organization’s various ministries, volunteer opportunities, training events, and news updates. You can also follow the organization’s Facebook page or contact them by phone at (214) 275-1100. By supporting Texas Baptist Men, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in dire need, providing them with hope and aid in the face of tragedy.