I just received this from Fred Ater. This would seem to be helpful information for people seeking to help hurricane evacuees in San Antonio.
|09/18/2008 – Currently, the most important things needed are funds. The BGCT Disaster Response Fund is very low! You can donate three ways.
1. Online Donation: Please go to www.bgct.org/disaster, click “Click here to give to BGCT Disaster Response,” fill out the needed items and donate by credit card. (This is a secure site.)
2. Check Donation: Please send your check payable to the Baptist General Convention of Texas, designate “Disaster Response” and mail to:
Baptist General Convention of Texas
3. Offering Donation: Please designate your offering through your church. Your church can send your offering to “Disaster Response” through its BGCT Cooperative Program contributions.
Contribute to evacuees’ personal needs housed in San Antonio
An effort is underway to assist evacuees in San Antonio with personal items they need while living in the shelters for several more weeks. If you are willing to collect these items or donate, please contact Steve Payne at 210-378-4616.
ITEMS NEEDED INCLUDE:
· Hygiene kits
o Hairbrush, comb, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, wash cloth, moisturizer, hand sanitizer
· Baby items
o Diapers (of all sizes newborn thru size 5); baby wipes, blankets, baby formula
o Non-perishable can goods of vegetables, meats, soups, fruits, etc
o Packages of pinto beans, rice, flour, etc
o Boxes of cereal, pancake mix, etc
o Blankets, sleeping bags
o Bath towels
o Toilet paper
o Paper products
NO CLOTHES PLEASE
Volunteers needed with evacuees in San Antonio
CHOOSE A DAY OF THE WEEK AND STAFF A KITCHEN FOR THAT DAY OR A SHIFT FOR A DAY. Let’s say your church wanted to choose Tuesday’s. 10 volunteers are needed per day (Shift 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.) at Trinity TriPoint and 10 volunteers to staff the kitchen at Port San Antonio (Shift 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Call Patricia Ward at 210-525-9954 and let us know which shift and day of the week you would like to bring volunteers. VOLUNTEERS MUST WEAR LONG PANTS, CLOSED TOED SHOES AND A CAP OR HAIR NET!
CHOOSE A SERVING SHIFT AT TRINITY TRIPOINT TO SERVE MEALS – At Trinity TriPoint there is a Level 4 Hospital with as many as 250 Special Needs evacuees (numbers fluctuate daily). 10 volunteers are needed to serve each meal shift, (Breakfast, 7 AM – 10 AM; Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM; Dinner 5 PM – 8 PM). VOLUNTEERS MUST WEAR LONG PANTS, CLOSED TOED SHOES AND A CAP OR HAIR NET!
Requests and Church-to-Church Partnering
Disaster Response requests are beginning to trickle into the BGCT. A posting of requests will be online ASAP. You will receive a notice of its posting.
Please prepare your church to be willing to partner with a sister church in the affected area. Partnering could mean anything from reconstruction help or salary supplement for the church staff.