By John Hall
Texas Baptist Men was allocated a $10,000 Texas Hope 2010 Care Grant Jan. 14 for disaster relief.
The money comes from gifts to the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger, one of the emphases of Texas Hope 2010, an initiative that encourages Texas Baptists to pray for others, care for people in need and share the hope of Christ with every Texan by Easter 2010.
The grant comes in the wake of an earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12 that affected roughly 3 million people, according to Red Cross estimates. Texas Baptist Men already is responding to the disaster, sending thousands of family water filters to the country at the request of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries.
“We’re trying to respond along with the rest of the world to the earthquake in Haiti,” said Joe Haag, who helps coordinate the offering for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. “Texas Baptist Men in their usual way have a role to play in terms of quick response. We’re trying to be a part of helping them fund their response.”
World hunger care grants help support more immediate action for acute needs around the globe. For more information about the hunger offering and how to support it, visit www.bgct.org/worldhunger