A Message From Gaylon Moss, Disaster Relief State Director
We are thinking of each of you as the nation and world attempts to navigate uncharted waters as we respond to COVID-19. Also, thank you for your patience with us as we prayerfully think through and make decisions regarding Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief.
What we are doing: Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief is engaged with state and national partners regarding COVID-19 response preparations. Traditional MODR response mechanisms are less useful against the disruptions caused by this event. However, we are leveraging our communication platforms such as our website to inform churches on what they can do to respond appropriately.
Here’s what you can do: Wash your hands often, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet, cough/sneeze into the small of your elbow, stay home if you are sick, follow local authority guidance, get your best information from the CDC (www.cdc.gov).
Thank you for serving the Lord through Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief. We will continue to provide relevant updates as needed. Please watch this page for more response opportunities over the coming weeks.
Remember, we are all in this together. Let’s show the world that we are people of faith, not fear.
Don’t Go It Alone
In times like these our spiritual and emotional health can take a toll on our well-being. Self-isolation, quarantines, stay-at-home orders, and a general uneasiness about the future can be challenging. But do not worry. You are not the only one feeling this way.
If you would like to talk to a disaster relief chaplain we invite you to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call.
Call 800.736.6227 x310
available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Missouri churches, church groups, and associations, help us tell your story of how Missouri Baptists are helping during Covid19! Please complete the form as much as possible and click submit. That’s all it takes! Thanks for your help!
Wrap Around Services Need
In preparation for COVID19 effects on the Missouri population, Public Health officials are requesting assistance with “wrap around services”.
What are wrap around services? The list can vary but most likely involves shopping for groceries, providing hot meals, mailing services, hauling trash to the street or other location, and generally helping an individual or family with errands and the like.
At this point the process will be coordinated by Public Health. You will be informed about proper safety precautions related to helping others.
If you have church authority to do so, please complete the form below. We will forward the contact information to Missouri Public Health. If a need arises in your community, you will be contacted by Public Health on next steps.
This is a great opportunity to serve others in a difficult time. Please consider participating.