Disaster Relief Donations
Donations to this fund are used exclusively to support Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts.
The North American Mission Board, along with Baptist state convention leaders, has taken the lead in organizing Southern Baptists to respond to disasters. They contribute manpower, ministry and financial help during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and urban disasters. For more information about how donations to this fund are used, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are currently responding to bring help, healing and hope to devastated families and communities across North America. This includes several long-term recovery projects in New York (Sandy) and Colorado. If you would like your donation to support a specific response, please indicate the response in the comments box on the donations form. (Example: "Detroit Metro Floods"; "Colorado Flood Recovery")
Other Donation Options
Phone: 866-407-NAMB (6262)
Mail: Checks may be mailed to NAMB, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543. Designate checks for "Disaster Relief."
If you would like to designate your donation to support a specific response, please indicate this in the memo line of your check or in the comments box of your online donation. (Example: Hawaii Storms, Colorado Flood Recovery)
Donate to State Conventions
You may also donate directly to state convention disaster relief efforts in states where active responses currently exist.:
Frequently Asked Questions–Donations
1. Do my gifts to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief promote the spreading of the gospel?
All our disaster relief volunteers are trained to evangelize sensitively during a disaster and to look for opportunities to share the gospel with hurting people. In addition, a chaplain is assigned to every feeding unit, giving pastoral care to people who are waiting to be fed. We care about the physical needs of people who have been affected by disaster, but ultimately we care more about their eternal soul.
2. Is my gift tax-deductible?
The North American Mission Board is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your gift will be tax-deductible.
3. Will I receive a receipt for my gift?
You will receive an immediate gift confirmation via email (provided you give a correct email address) and will also receive a receipt through the mail.
4. Do you accept gifts of stock?
Yes, we do accept gifts of stock. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed information.
5. What if I have a problem with my online donation?
Please email email@example.com if you have a problem with your donation, and we will assist you.
6. Is the donation site secure?
An SSL secure server system is used, which is a secure, encrypted system.
7. What percentage of my gift will go to administrative costs?
When you give to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, 100 percent of what you give goes directly to disaster relief efforts, so your donation goes further. We do not pay salaries or overhead from those funds.
8. What percentage goes directly to the victims?
We do not give victims money, but provide in-kind relief to victims in areas affected by disaster—including feeding units, shower and laundry units, mud-out and chainsaw units. Victims receive these services through trained disaster relief volunteers. Were it not for the presence of these volunteers and the fuel and phone costs that allow them to be present, the victims would not receive these crucial services.
9. Do you pay credit card fees if I donate online?
We do pay credit card fees, but the funds do not come from your donation. Administrative costs are paid by NAMB’s operating budget, which is funded through the Cooperative Program.