Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

BWA offers support and sympathy to victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Texas Baptist Men preparing a Hurricane Harvey relief stationThe Baptist World Alliance sent an initial sum of US$15,000 to Baptists in Texas in the United States to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey, which landed as a category 4 hurricane on the coast of Texas on August 25, has caused widespread destruction in the Greater Houston/Southeast Texas region.

By August 29, 14 persons were known to have died. More than 300,000 people were left without electricity and billions of dollars in property damage was sustained.

BWA General Secretary Neville Callam told David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, that “the Baptist family worldwide is viewing with alarm recent developments in the state of Texas resulting from the passage of Hurricane Harvey.”

Callam said “the scenes of devastation are heart-rending and we are deeply concerned about the suffering people are facing.” He assured Baptists in the state “of our prayers for all who suffer.”

Donations may be made at or sent to:
Baptist World Aid
c/o Baptist World Alliance
405 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

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©August 29, 2017

The Baptist World Alliance, founded in 1905, is a fellowship of 253 conventions and unions in 130 countries and territories comprising 51 million baptized believers in 176,000 churches. For more than 100 years, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.