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In addition to helping with ongoing needs in our provinces, BWM provides funds and teams to assist with ongoing disaster relief, both globally and within our borders.
Following a disaster, the Board of World Mission generally looks to support professional first responder organizations through financial support as needed, and then to focus on longer-term efforts to provide assistance through ongoing volunteer engagement with. When a disaster occurs, our the Director of Mission Engagement will send a notice to the congregations to make them aware of opportunities to give and any relief teams that might be forming. We encourage that donations to cover disaster relief needs be designated for our general disaster relief account so that the BWM has the flexibility to respond immediately to financial needs that arise in the face of disaster.
HELP SEE IF YOUR CONGREGATION IS READY TO RESPOND TO A DISASTER
The Board of World Mission is available to work with your congregation to help with disaster response preparedness. This includes helping your congregation make a plan on how your congregation would respond to a disaster in the local community (provide meals or shelter, etc.) or compiling information on those interested and any relevant skills to be ready to volunteer should the need arise. Contact Director of Mission Engagement Justin Rabbach for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATE TO DISASTER RESPONSE
Please donate by going to MoravianMission.org/give and designating your gift for “Moravian Disaster Response”
Why give to “Moravian Disaster Response” generally instead of to a specific disaster?
All funds given to Moravian Disaster Response will be used in disaster relief. Gifts given to the general disaster fund allow us to release funds immediately in the wake of a disaster where needed most and help to replenish our reserves in preparation of the next disaster as well. If funds are designated to a specific disaster, we must wait until we can solicit and receive donations before we can get funds to where they are needed most. Additionally, needs in a disaster stricken area change as the area moved from response to recovery and rebuilding. Having funds generally designated again help allow for flexibility during these transitions.