The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is responding to the devastating floods in Colorado with offers of assistance to partners in the region, including American Baptist Churches USA.
CBF Disaster Response Coordinator Tommy Deal said that he has reached out to Colorado pastors, including two with CBF connections that now pastor ABC USA churches, Bob Ballance, pastor of Pine Street Church in Boulder and Bill Prather, pastor of American Baptist Church in Fort Collins. He has also spoken with ABC USA’s National Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries, Victoria Goff.
“Right now we are assessing where CBF resources can be most helpful,” Deal said. “Our partners in the region are doing all they can and will need us to come alongside them to help get Colorado residents back on their feet.”
CBF is a member of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), which helps coordinate the deployment of assistance in disasters like this one. The Colorado chapter of VOAD has asked that volunteer organizations outside the state stand by until a request for assistance is made.
Deal said he is collaborating with CBF disaster response teams to develop a plan for CBF involvement in the effort. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Donations to assist in Disaster Response, including this effort to help the flood victims in Colorado, can be made online or by mailing a check payable to “CBF” with Acct. 17000 in the memo line to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 101699
Atlanta, GA 30392-1699