When disaster strikes in the U.S. of course we hate to see the hurt and heartache that comes with it. But something beautiful also happens…people jump up and get generous. They give. They serve.
In our world today there are always tons of options to give to when disaster strikes. You can even text a number and give right from your phone. But not every opportunity is the best to give to.
At Revolution we want to be generous but we also want to make sure that our acts of generosity are as effective as possible.
Here is what we have learned about disaster relief at Revolution Church:
Usually money helps most.
Most people want to DO something with their hands more than they want to GIVE, but helping disaster victims should be about meeting their needs. Its not about us feeling like we did something. Its about them. I get that you may not feel as involved, but at the end of the day, giving usually helps most.
So how / who do we get that money to?
We have learned that the best place to send financial support is through well established ministries and relief groups. These places don’t only work when disaster strikes…they work year round and are actually prepared to respond when something does happen.
We work regularly with groups like:
Convoy of Hope
C3 Global and our C3 Global Partner Churches
The North American Mission Board
Last thing we have learned: when we give to these ministries and groups that are already in place, our money is used in the most wise way and helps the most people. In other words, it goes further!
Especially when we give to groups like the North American Mission Board who do such a great job at utilizing volunteer power. When you give to disaster relief through the North American Mission Board, 100% of what you give goes to the relief efforts. They don’t pay salaries or any overhead expenses out of the funds you give. That’s pretty incredible!
We don’t want to give to something that is so riddled with overhead expenses that they can’t actually help people much. I won’t name any organization, but if you take a few minutes before giving, you can figure it out for most organizations. If you can’t get the information you need, something may be fishy…don’t give to it.
We are helping victims at Revolution Church like we always do through our partners that we work with regularly that have all proven to be effective and reputable.
You can click here to give now. More details on the specifics of how we will be helping coming as they develop!