The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the American Red Cross have entered into an agreement work together in disaster relief efforts. Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Randy Vaughn (TX) Director of the Office of Disaster Management for the Convention, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the 2009 Annual Session held in Memphis, TN. The American Red Cross will be an invaluable partner in helping the Convention meet community needs during and after a disaster. Engaging local churches in disaster response and blood drives are a few of the ways in which National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. seeks to work with the American Red Cross.
The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. is dedicated to providing support to the communities we serve. Our facilities and congregations are available as significant resources for the community in response to disasters. Specific areas of cooperation may include:
- Churches could be used as disaster shelters.
- Individual churches may be willing to have their congregation trained as shelter workers and other response roles.
- Churches could work with their local Red Cross biomedical regions on blood drives.
- Churches could work with their local Red Cross chapters to engage their community in preparedness activities.
- Red Cross chapters could work with the churches on disaster planning in order to ensure their communities are included as part of a comprehensive disaster response plan.
If you are interested in getting your church, district association or state convention involved in disaster relief efforts coordinated by the Convention, contact:
Office of Disaster Management
Rev. Randy G. Vaughn, Director
c/o 501 W. Thomas Boulevard
Port Arthur, Texas 77640
409-982-6464 / 409-982-2203 Fax