TBM is helping ministries and churches that have experienced a significant in demand for food as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and resulting record unemployment.
As companies have reduced or halted operation during social distancing and shelter at home orders, more than 1.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment benefits. The quickly shifting economic situation has left normally financially stable families looking for assistance.
As a result, demand for food is doubling and tripling in areas. Thousands of cars are lining up each day at drive-thru food distributions at food banks and church ministries statewide.
“This disaster is affecting the entire state,” said Dwain Carter, director of TBM Disaster Relief. “While medical professionals are on the frontlines of fighting the disease, churches are on the frontlines of meeting the needs of people who suddenly can’t make ends meet. They don’t know how they’re going to feed their children. We pray these grants help ministries deliver help, hope and healing.”
TBM is helping City Church in Amarillo, the Mission Centers of Houston, Lubbock Impact in Lubbock and Christian Family Baptist Church in San Antonio. Additional ministries and churches will be helped as they are identified.
“These are strategic partners that are staples of their communities,” Carter said. “People know them and are turning to them for help and hope. We want to strengthen these efforts through prayer and financial support.”
TBM ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is made possible by gifts from people like you. 100 percent of donations designed for disaster relief support TBM disaster relief ministry. To give, visit TBMTX.org/donate or send a check to Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron Drive, Dallas, TX 75227.