A Match Made In Heaven

March 06, 2012 - 6:11 PM EST
Lt. David Costellow
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West Liberty, KY (March 6, 2012) – It is often those who work behind the scenes that get little recognition but do tremendous acts of service.  The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief have been partners in serving others for many years.  Although many who receive a hot meal from The Salvation Army in times of disaster may not realize it, many of the meals are prepared by the volunteers of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. 

This partnership works well for many reasons, but the main reason is our common desire to serve God and others...not worried about who gets credit.  The partnership and the Baptist Disaster Relief team's spirit echoes the Bible verse is found at the top of their webpage, "God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble," Psalm 46:1 (HCSB). 

Working together, we have been able to not only share a hot meal with those affected by the tornado, but we have also been able to provide spiritual and emotional support.  We are thankful for the invaluable service of the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.   We give thanks to God for partnering The Salvation Army and the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief in a way that allows each to fully utilize their respective strengths.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this disaster, please visit:   www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help by texting “Storm” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort.   The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

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About the Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865.  Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.  About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmusa.org.

About the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief:  Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action, meeting urgent needs in crisis situations.  The Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief ministry has made a difference for thousands of people here in the commonwealth and around the world. The need for food, hot showers, clean laundry and helping hands to clean up after a crisis will remain as long as natural and man-made disasters affect our world.   For more information, go to www.namb.net/dr