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BGAV Releases $30,000 to Assist Puerto Rico & Caribbean Cleanup Efforts

Posted: 9/29/17 at 9:45am

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La Asociacion General Bautista de Virginia por sus siglas en ingles BGAV ha destinado la cantidad de $30,000 para proveer asistencia inmediata a las víctimas del Huracán Maria en Puerto Rico y el Caribe.

Estos fondos serán entregados a Grupos u Organizaciones estratégicamente seleccionados en la region, para ser usados en las necesidades básicas de las personas afectadas.

Fondos adicionales, junto a contribuciones asignadas para estos esfuerzos, serán usados estratégicamente una vez que planes a largo plazo sean establecidos.

“Entendemos que nuestra ayuda en el Caribe sera de largo plazo pero no sabemos por cuanto tiempo”, palabras de Dean Miller, Coordinador de Grupo de la Mission Desarrollo. “Estas conversaciones se están llevando acabo actualmente. De todas maneras, queremos ser capaces de asistir las necesidades inmediatas de los sobrevivientes lo mejor que podamos. El desembolso de los fondos por parte de Iniciativa de las Misiones Mundiales, nos permitirá hacer exactamente esto.”

On Wednesday – after 14 days in Palm Coast, FL – Disaster Response feeding volunteers began heading home. While in Florida, they served 44,398 meals and put in 5,166 volunteers hours in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Disaster teams also continue their work in Liberty County, TX, following Hurricane Harvey. There have been 155 job requests, with 91 completed or shared with other organizations. Thirty-seven jobs are ready for work,and an additional 27 are awaiting assessment, with more requests anticipated.

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The BGAV has released $30,000 to provide immediate relief to victims of Hurricane Maria living in the Caribbean. The funds will be delivered to strategic partners in the region and will be used to meet basic human needs. Additional funds (combined with contributions) will be utilized once a more strategic, long-term plan has been established.

“We know that the response in the Caribbean will be long term, and we are not yet certain what it will look like,” said Dean Miller, Mission Development Staff coordinator. “Those conversations are ongoing as we speak. However, we want to be able to assist in meeting the immediate needs of survivors as best as we can. The release of these World Mission Initiative Funds will allow us to do just that.”

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Want to be trained to help? Attend Disaster Response training at Mission Matters in Waynesboro on Saturday, October 7. Additionally, your gifts to Virginia Baptist Disaster Response help us respond to disasters across the country. Give today to make a difference in the life of a disaster survivor!

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