Special Announcement on Hurricane Dorian Disaster Response
If CMBA churches desire to respond to the tremendous needs that are arising as a result of the impact of Hurricane Dorian, we would like to recommend one avenue for your response.
Along with some other Baptist associations, CMBA is collecting $25 gift cards to send to the Baptist associations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida for their offices to distribute them according to need through the churches within their association. Priority will be on Baptist associations in South Carolina.
This helps guarantee there is a church connection with the people served. Not only can they provide them with appropriate financial assistance for short-term, immediate needs, they can also pray with them, follow-up with them, do triage concerning other needs they may have and seek to help their get assistance.
Also, as pastors, staff persons, and laypersons in these churches have needs these can also be addressed by sharing the gift cards through the Baptist associations.
Generic gift cards such as VISA cards, etc. are best as they can spend these al most anywhere and not be locked into a certain store.
If you want to donate $25 gift cards, buy them and send them to CMBA, PO Box 23192, Columbia, SC 29224. Or, send a check to CMBA at the same address designated for “Dorian” and we will buy them. Or, go to our website at www.ColumbiaMetro.org, click on the DONATE button in the upper right-hand corner, and make a donation in $25.00 increments through PayPal or use a debit or credit card at this same site. CMBA will pay the fee for your donation and the full $25.00 will go to people in need.
Questions? Send you questions to CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org.
(CMBA is incorporated as a South Carolina non-profit corporation and has approval by the IRS as a 501(c)3 status. Its federal EIN is 57-0365579.)