The last few weeks have brought a range of emotions due to natural disasters around the world. We have watched as our neighbors' homes and our communities have been destroyed. We have witnessed the resiliency of the human spirit and have worked together to help one another.
The hurricane in Texas. The hurricane in Florida.
The flooding in South Asia.
The wildfires stretched across the United States.
Where do we begin to help provide relief and rebuilding efforts? For some, rebuilding a structure will never rebuild their home. Yet we can provide hope in the midst of this suffering. We can allow those who are on the front lines to be the hands and feet of Christ.
This was why the HEART Fund was established on this day 16 years ago as a response to the events in New York on September 11, 2001.
What is the HEART Fund?
Grants from the HEART Fund allow Baptist Christians to provide relief and rebuilding assistance as they minister to disaster victims in the United States and around the world.
Does my donation go toward one specific disaster?
Giving to the HEART Fund means your gift will 100% go toward disaster relief efforts; although we cannot guarantee which disaster it will go toward. This allows us to be able to make grants quickly and immediately. We do not have to wait to collect funds and then distribute them. We have the support readily available when disasters occur allowing those in need to go and be the hands and feet of Christ.
What can this grant go toward?
In the past, grants have been given toward things like providing gift cards for distribution in communities where their homes were destroyed by wildfires or hurricane damage, rebuilding a church and replacing a pastor's van after a flood, providing blankets and food to refugees during war crises, purchasing first aid kits for missionaries working with victims of an earthquake, and many other options.
How can I give?
You can give to the HEART Fund online or by mail at WMU Foundation 100 Missionary Ridge Birmingham, Alabama 35242.