The coronavirus is a threat unlike any humanity has faced before. There is much we don't know; therefore there is much we don't know to expect. As TBM has responded to disasters throughout Texas, across the country and around the world since 1967, we stand commited to deliver help, hope and healing in the midst of this crisis.

TBM leaders are in continuous contact with national, state and regional officials in regards of this situation. Already, we are mobilizing to respond.

  • We have sent 10,000 N-95 masks that are in short supply, 2,000 biohazard suits and four decontamination tents to Texas emergency management to distribute to hospitals and first responders across the state. We also have provided 5,000 additional masks as well as disinfectant and gloves to fire departments and EMS workers statewide who are serving our communities.
  • TBM delivered 1,200 pairs of protective glasses and four pallets of plastic sheeting to Baylor Scott & White Health Faith in Action Initiatives for distribution throughout the health system as it prepares for a possible widespread response.
  • All TBM feeding volunteers as well as all 12 mobile kitchens and 23 pieces of support equipment are on alert to serve throughout Texas. Fully staffed, these teams can provide 200,000 meals a day.

How can you help?

A response as potentially large as this one will require the entire state working together. This is an opportunity to live out our faith and share the love of Christ in a very practical way. We will need as many volunteers as possible to meet the need.

  • Pray. Petition God for comfort and protection. In troubling times, remember God is with us and loves us.
  • Support the ministry. Unfortunately, this response will be expensive. We will work through our partners to respond as effectively as possible, but significant financial support will be needed. 100 percent of disaster relief donations support disaster relief ministry.
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  • Be ready to respond. For this unique situation, expect the unexpected. Look for ways to individually respond to needs around you. When local leaders ask for TBM's assistance, be ready to serve there as well.

Resources to help churches share the gospel:

Churches are ministering in unchartered territory as all of us seek to act responsibly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Limits on the size of groups that can meet creates challenges for congregations and Christ-followers. Below are some articles to help individuals and churches continue to share the gospel and make disciples in the middle of a global pandemic.