Disaster Relief

​East Shore Baptist Church participates in the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry to help meet urgent needs in disaster and crisis situations.


We are following the example of Jesus when He fed the 5,000 then the 4,000.  Also, his teachings in the parable of the Good Samaritan in Matthew 25:35-36.

The Southern Baptist disaster relief is Christian love in action, meeting urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations.  Disaster response is meeting those needs with loving care and timely response as James 2:15-16 instructs us.  There is no hidden agenda or ulterior motive.

We believe that Southern Baptists are under a scriptural and moral obligation to all mankind to provide a positive witness of the love of Jesus Christ.   He calls Christians to demonstrate love in the relief of victims of disasters through the effective and immediate use of the resources, time and talents entrusted to us by our Lord.  How do we do this?

  1. Mobile Feeding Units
  2. Mud-out Units - i.e., flooding
  3. Chainsaw and Repair Units - i.e., tornados and hurricanes
  4. Chaplaincy Ministry
  5. Command/Communication Units
  6. Childcare Units
  7. Shower/Laundry Units

Visit the North American Mission Board Disaster Relief website for more information.

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief effort can be summarized with this statement:
A cup of cold water in Jesus name.  (Matthew 10:42)

November 2012 East Shore disaster relief with other Southern Baptists in New Jersey - Sandy recovery