Texas Baptists Winter Storm Response

From February 14-20, 2021, Winter Storms Uri and Violet hit the state of Texas, bringing below-freezing temperatures and dumping snow and ice. Approximately 4 million Texans were without power and/or water, many for multiple days. Homes, churches and other ministry facilities were affected by water damage as pipes froze and burst. Texas Baptist Area Representatives and other staff have been in contact with those impacted by the storms, and various ministries and ministry partners are already responding. Though the situation remains fluid, we encourage you to join us in praying, giving and partnering together to meet the needs of those impacted by these storms.

Pray

We believe in the power of prayer, and we continue to call all members of the Texas Baptists family to pray fervently.

Pray for:

  • Peace, comfort and provision for all who are still recovering from the effects of the winter storms

  • Pastors and church leaders to draw strength from God as they continue to encourage their congregations, coordinate reconstruction, and serve their communities and families

  • First responders, volunteers and church members who continue assisting in recovery efforts

  • Provision and funding for church rebuilding efforts

  • New opportunities to meet needs, share the Gospel, and minister to communities

Give

TBMF Disaster Fund

Churches across Texas are struggling to deal with damage resulting from the Winter Storm. The Church Disaster Relief Fund of Texas Baptists provides assistance to those congregations, enabling them to meet the needs of their communities. These churches are uniquely positioned to share Christ and show love. Your gift through the Church Disaster Relief fund makes an immediate and eternal impact. Helping churches carry out God's mission is why Texas Baptists exist.

Give now


Texas Baptist Men

TBM have long functioned as the disaster relief arm of Texas Baptists, and we are proud of the good work they do in Texas and around the world. TBM Disaster Relief is currently distributing water, cleaning out flooded homes and giving people access to free laundry services and showers in the aftermath of the historic winter storm that ravaged the state.

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Partner/Volunteer

TBM volunteers are serving around the state and providing assistance for those in need of help. Volunteers can disinfect homes, and remove furniture, flooring and sheetrock. For those in need of assistance, visit tbmtx.org/help. Priority will be given to the most vulnerable, including those without insurance and elderly and disabled individuals.

Winter Storm Response: Q&A with Church Architecture

by Keith Crouch on February 24, 2021 in News

The Texas Baptists Church Architecture team is ready to assist churches in need.

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Texas Baptists work together to help churches and individuals affected by winter storms

by Texas Baptists Communications on February 22, 2021 in News

Many across the Texas Baptist family have risen up to meet the needs of their communities in the face of these challenges.

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TBM Disaster Relief teams jump into action to meet needs after historic winter storm

by John Hall on February 18, 2021 in News

"We are mobilizing volunteers to meet their needs, help them and lift their spirits.”

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Texas Baptists churches provide warmth and food to those affected by winter storms

by Texas Baptists Communications on February 17, 2021 in News

"Anytime there is a crisis, people are looking for an answer. And we have the greatest answer to any problem: Jesus,”

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