Human needs ministries
Ten women gather in a small room in a city in Bangladesh. Each sits before a factory-style sewing machine. The instructor teaches them the basics of creating a garment from start to finish, including pattern making, fabric selection and the mechanics of the machine.
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You can help Southern Baptist human needs ministries like these by donating to the IMB's General Relief Fund.
Human needs ministries offer Southern Baptist missionaries the opportunity to love God and their neighbor by combining spiritual and physical assistance.
All human needs projects:
- have an intentional spiritual strategy and share the Gospel.
- have Southern Baptist personnel who are a part of the community or remain in contact with the community being served.
- involve local input and expertise to help personnel assess needs and establish goals that make sense culturally, economically and efficiently.
- have accountability measures.
The World Hunger Fund and General Relief Fund are not supported by either the Cooperative Program or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Your gift will enable us to continue meeting many of the human needs around the world.
World Hunger Fund
Minister to people in need when you give through the World Hunger Fund, designed to aid in community development and disaster response. Go here to donate.
General Relief Fund
The General Relief Fund provides blankets, tents, plastic sheeting, reconstruction materials and transportation costs during crisis situations as well as non food-related needs in development projects. Go here to donate.
To donate, please make your check payable to the International Mission Board and write World Hunger and/or General Relief Funds on the memo line of your check. Mail to:
International Mission Board
Attn: Finance/World Hunger and/or General Relief Funds
PO Box 6767
Richmond, VA 23230
Southern Baptists are mobilizing to provide disaster relief to areas affected by recent natural disasters. Give to help victims of disasters through our SBC partner, Baptist Global Response.